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ad2knit
05-25-2013, 09:28 AM
But do you need to knit a gauge swatch when you knit things like armwarmers?

I know its summer but I've given up on socks again yet I still want to try to knit something in the round. My sis knitted these a couple of years back and i want to try cos this pattern looks totes easy

Toasty (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/toasty-2)

What do you all think?

Ingrid
05-25-2013, 09:41 AM
I'd probably give it a go without a swatch. You can measure after you have an inch or so done to make sure you're not too far off.

N0obKnitter
05-25-2013, 11:39 AM
I knit that before. Use a REALLY stretchy bind off!!!

ad2knit
05-25-2013, 11:50 AM
I knit that before. Use a REALLY stretchy bind off!!!

Eh?

Jan in CA
05-25-2013, 12:15 PM
Eh?

I suspect she accidentally put a response for another thread in the this post. I've done that before. ;)

I wouldn't bother to do a swatch for these. I'd probably just start knitting and do about 3 inches. Try them on and if they are the wrong size then you can frog or rip back a bit and adjust.

GrumpyGramma
05-25-2013, 01:20 PM
I knit that before. Use a REALLY stretchy bind off!!!

If your BO is too tight then it will be tight around your fingers. In things like this I find that just a normal BO works fine, just make sure it's not tight. You can use a larger needle if you need to. If they were worked the other way and the BO were at the cuff then it might be more of an issue. You don't want the hand part so loose that it's sloppy. Just my 2 cents.