Remember the thread I had about 25 things to do with swatches? Well, if not, this won’t make as much sense.
If you’re a weirdo, and like to keep swatches, here’s something you can do with them. Assuming they are 4x4" swatches (let’s just say 4"), you can stack them up cube/square/rectangle ways to get an idea of how big you want a bag, potholder, a scarf, a needle case, whatever. And since you’ve got your swatches RIGHT THERE, you can measure up your gauge and figure out exactly how many stitches you need to cast on…how many rows, whatver.
Now, you could simulate all of this of course with 4 inch squares of paper, cardboard, index cards…and so on. I included this for non-swatch keepers…I know you are out there!
Isn’t that cool?