Page one: “Knitting a Test Square” gave me the info I needed to decipher this swatch done by the last owner of one of my ebay purchases. Finally! This swatch was in a big bag of knitted pieces than had come with the production’s knitter’s Passup Duo80 purchased in an auction to benefit The Little Loom House, in Louisville, KY. I had always wondered what the holes were for and the extra colors in the knit and why there was all this information written on a card.
The short answer is so that you can tell the tension gauge at which the piece was knit and the different colors are there so you have a way to measure your work. The knitter made 6 holes. That means that she used tension dial setting 6. Her card indicates that the machine she used was a Vario, Passup’s chunky gauge knitter.
Here’s my swatch in the sunlight laid across the book that showed me the error of my ways.
As you can see I’m going to have a hard time measuring accurately and counting my stitches. I had better change my ways and remember this for my Master Knitter’s program. I am sure I will have to submit swatches done much more professionally than yesterday’s work.