The designer provides a sample swatch chart in the pattern with specific instructions. Being a “good doobie”, I worked up the swatch. Since I knit loosely, I swatched on a #2 versus the #4 it calls for. My swatch was still too wide! Practically an inch wider than the gauge. You know what that meant, don’t you? Swatch number 2, color changes and all.
I went down to a #0 thinking that I’d end up on a #1. Nope, I was still a bit wider, however I sacrificed some row height. I’m thinking I’ll be able to block that out.
Gentleman, start your engines, we are off to the races. I’m very happy with my color choices.