|You can see I'm knitting the swatch on the same needles I'm knitting a shawl on. Pattern is the free Swallowtail Shawl, Yarn is 1 skein Madeline Tosh (profiled on this Stash Appreciation post by Cory)|
|This yarn was very similar to the discontinued King Tut cotton, but it was thinner. Here I'm using a size 5 needle.|
Sometimes happiness is a yarn tasting party sponsored by Smith's Knitshop where you get a few yards of free yarn to make a swatch. I usually don't buy cotton or linen yarns because I don't know what to do with them. Now I've had a chance to play with them, I have a better idea of guage/feel/drape. Not that I'll be knitting with them anytime soon, but I won't be so quick to dismiss the yarns when brainstorming future projects.