The Yarn Harlot's Febrary 25th blog entry is a wonderful article on swatching. I tend to agree with most of what she says. I hardly ever have a swatch relate correctly to the article I am knitting. Recently I made a swatch cap of a Fair Isle pattrn in anticipation of knitting a sweater and used a different size needle than I usually do. I got tension of 6.1 stitches to an inch. However, on the sweater I got 7 stitches to the inch. Now, that is a big difference. What experiences do you guys have with your swatches or do you bother?