Now you might say, " I think it looks fine" on the other hand, my plans were to do quite a bit of this style of embroidery, and the knit project is something like a blanket that will be seen from both sides, as opposed to a sweater. And so now I'm going to do something that I don't usually do here on the blog, and that is to share with you my mess, which in this case is the other side of the swatch:
YIKES! This is most certainly NOT how I'd like the backside of my project to look, so I've decided to embrace the beautiful simplicity of the project and forget about the embroidery all together, thus sparing myself quite a bit of heartache and frustration, as well as time!
Note: While I have yet to figure out why this test was not a success, it could very well be because I was trying this with chunky yarn on a knit that was knit with two strands of the same chunky yarn. The large scale may very well magnify the lack of exactness, and if done with say worsted weight yarn on a worsted weight swatch, things might have gone differently! No regrets, I try it again in the future, as it sure would be nice to be able to add a few initials or a little symbol to a knit project!