Why I should swatch

I recently cast on for the Whisper cardigan, using the recommended needle size of 4.5mm. Then I ripped it, and cast on using 4mm, and knit something like 40 rows. Then I stopped lying to myself, ripped it, and cast on with 3.5mm needles. 

 
Finally getting a fabric I like and a gauge that’s not crazypants off. I always think of myself as a pretty tight knitter so who even knows what’s going on there. 

As a bonus, this lets me use my new Chiaogoo spins! Very impressed so far, though there is a bit of a snagging problem with the joints sometimes. The swivel is great though and I love the tips themselves. 

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