As promised, we've started swatching for Kate Davies'Â Paper Dolls sweater ("we" being Jamie, Venessa and Melissa). Â I still have to choose my colours, and I'm thinking this may be the hardest part of the project. This lovely seamless yoked sweater is knit in the round and features i-cord cast on and bind off, stranded colourwork and short-row shaping. Â The 5-page pattern, available as a pdf download on Ravelry or here on Kate's website, is beautifully written with clear and thorough instructions, charts and schematics. Â Sizes range from Child 22 (age 6) to Adult 44. Here are our swatches, knit in Harrisville Shetland. Â This is the same yarn we're using for our Plum Frost Cardigan. Â (And, if you're a Ravelry member, check out Â this beautiful pullover, also knit in Harrisville by one of our customers as her first sweater project!) Swatching a fair-isle design is so important, not just for gauge, but to see how the colours work together--it's taken us several tries to decide. Check back soon to see our final choices and progress updates. Finally, a note about designer Kate Davies. Â If you follow her blog, Needled, you'll know of her recent stroke and the amazing energy she has directed toward rehabilitation. Â You'll also know she just released Manu. Â Help . . . another wonderful sweater pattern! Â We'll be sending healing thoughts as we knit Kate's Paper Dolls.