I received my Calmer in the mail and I started swatching right away. I couldn't wait. I already knew what lace pattern I wanted to use. It is one I have used before and I really love the look of it. I used US 4 needles because I wanted a tighter knit. My swatch came out exactly as I was hoping it would.
I will most likely try swatching the lace pattern on size 5 or 6 needles also to see how it affects the pattern. So far, however, I do like how it looks.
I am a terrible sketch artist. My first idea for Calmer was to make a skirt. I have knit so many tops that I am ready for a change. My thoughts are that it would be a slight A-line skirt but I also want to add a bit of a flair at the bottom where the lace portion is. Not much of a flair, but just a tad. I want it to hit an inch or two above the knee.
After I made the swatch I kept thinking a really neat top could be made also so I sketched those out as well. However, I really think I am going to stick to my original idea of knitting a skirt. It is a bit more appealing to me at this time.
So now, I need to get to get going on the measurements and the math that goes with it! I will work on that this weekend when I have a bit more time.