A group of us on Ravelry - Go Fast Knit Left- have started a KAL(Knit A Long). They started last week with the Daytona 500, I swatched earlier - because I'm not using the size yarn the pattern calls for - and I was reasonably sure what needle I wanted to use, but didn't want to get a bunch done and have to frog and start over. ( changing yarns means you need to change your needle size as well- to get a good fabric drape) After the swatch I put it down until today. ( I wanted to keep it to march so I could use it for NerdWars. Although with this month's challenges that may be beyond my mental yogic abilities) The pattern we are using is Saroyan - and I am using a sock yarn ( I KNOW !! Shocking!! who would have guessed me using sock yarn???? )(sarcasm for those who don't know me well)
Here's my swatch :
I confirmed that size 6 needles with KnitPicks Stroll Tonal (color is springtime) gives me a good fabric.
Here is with 4 more increase leaves.
I plan on 2 more increase sections ( each leaf defines one section) Then probably 12 ish straight and then 8 decrease sections.