Pattern: Cabo Hoodie by Wendy of Knit and Tonic
Yarn: malabrigo 1309.1
Color: Fucsia 93
I'm not much for diving head first into a single project, but when I saw this pattern, found the yarn, and gathered the needles all within 24-hour period, I knew I really wanted to make it! As I reviewed the pattern the words "TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE" jumped out at me. I'm not one for swatching either but I thought, just in case...
I knit a swatch, my gauge was spot on so it began. I measured the swatch, I measured the girl, and I couldn't believe how fast the pattern went. As I got further along on the hoodie, I looked at the girl, I looked at what I had in my hand, something seemed off. So I put the hoodie on waste yarn and tried it on her. OH THE HORROR! THIS CAN'T HAPPEN, I KNIT A SWATCH AND EVERYTHING!!
Don't get me wrong it fit, but she would get about two months use out of it and then what?
My husband said, "just think of it as the largest swatch ever." So I'm moving up to the next size and will hopefully have better luck. F*$@#N SWATCHES! Who needs em!