Here at Sweet Paprika Designs we create luxurious artisan hand-dyed yarns, as well as kits and patterns for knitting and crochet.

Based in Montreal, Canada and run by sisters Elizabeth and Debbie Sullivan, we are passionate about fibre, and providing the materials for crafters to create truly beautiful hand-made projects.

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Thoughts on swatching

August 18, 2016

Green swatch in waffle patternAs designers and yarn dyers, much of our knitting time is spent swatching rather than working on projects. In fact we have boxes of swatches!

When we try out new yarns to see if we want to add them to our yarn line we swatch.
When we dye new colourways and want to see how they knit up we swatch.
When we have an idea for a new design we swatch. Often many, many times.