I swear that sometimes I could kick myself for being such a dummy.
I was so excited to get going with the little multicoloured cardigan for Little Stitch that I chose the size, cast on, and knit, knit, knit.
I cast off, and tried the resulting garment on her, only to find that, surprise, surprise, it didn’t fit!
I frogged the yarn back onto the ball and today sat down to cast on again. This time I did the swatch:
As it’s half an inch out on the swatch it’s no wonder the finished result was way too small.
So the moral of this story is always do the swatch. I know they get in the way of starting your new project but they’re worth it in the long run. I’m off to work out exactly what size needles I need to use to get the right size this time.