After the swatches were pinned out dry, and I was satisfied that all the edges were straight and the corners square (I used the old builders' trick of measuring diagonally; if it's the same both ways, then it's square and not a parallelogram), I sprayed them liberally with warm water, let them soak up the moisture for about 10 minutes or so, then gently blotted up the excess with a clean, white towel.
And I was generous with the pins; generally I put them on every other stitch, except for the Greenland swatch, which didn't need as many so it got every 3rd stitch pinned.
- Paton's Classic, 20 stitches by 38 rows; 19 stitches by 36 rows
- Lion Fisherman, 20 stitches by 40 rows; 19 stitches by 39 rows
- Cascade 220, 19 stitches by 34 rows; 18 stitches by 35 rows
- Cascade Greenland, 20 stitches by 38 rows; 20 stitches by 38 rows