I've had sinus/allergy issues as long as I can remember ... had an allergy test last week ... want to guess what I tested positive for?? I'll give you a hint - I've also had cats in the house my entire life (like one slept in my crib).
These swatches are different types of increases. Increase stitches should have the same tension on the left and right. These were fairly easy for me, I've used these types of increases in the past on various projects.
This portion of the program includes placing increases evenly, mirrored increases, shaping and of course ... following instructions as written.
I am almost done! One more swatch to go. I am going to break up the posts here by sections (there's a lot). These are swatches 1, 2, 3 & 15 and they have to do with different stitch patterns and measuring gauge. Lighting could have been a little better for the photos ... but I am not taking another 16 photos!
In order to pass, tension has to be even, ends need to be woven in unobtrusively and securely, the directions need to be followed exactly (knit ribbing for 2" means 2"), and all swatches must be blocked appropriately with no distortion of stitches (especially ribbing or cables) or pin marks.
Swatch 1: K2, P2 Ribbing and Garter Stitch
Swatch 2: K1, P1 Ribbing and Stockinette Stitch
Back of swatch 2 showing even tension on the back side.