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Carla1019
04-06-2007, 10:02 PM
My very first sweater. I ahve been knitting for almost 3 years now. I have made purses, and a top. I have never done a gauge, I know how important it is but just don 't understand what to look for to count.

Now I am going to learn.

Weebie
04-06-2007, 10:10 PM
Oh no! I'm so sorry!

The sweater looks very nice though! Sorry it's too big!

Jan in CA
04-06-2007, 10:32 PM
:pout: Live and learn I guess.

Carla1019
04-06-2007, 11:20 PM
I guess I thought I was going to be the one lucky person who could knit it to size.

:shrug:

aineepooh1
04-06-2007, 11:49 PM
IS IT WOOL OR something that could possibly felt in the washer ( or possibly shrink) if you put it in with hot water and agitate??
:shrug: Just a thought~! :??

Braden
04-07-2007, 12:54 AM
Well, at least you'll know next time.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
04-07-2007, 01:00 AM
oh no!!!! :pout:

What was it supposed to be?? I like the colors ...

HamburgKnitter
04-07-2007, 03:02 AM
ooooh nooooo :pout:

carmabelle1191
04-07-2007, 09:08 AM
I too, used to be a gaugeless knitter, but I have learned my lesson after my cropped cardi coming out more like a short shrug (though I'm still hoping it fits). I'm sorry yours didn't work out though. Maybe you could felt it though, like aineepooh1 said, if it's 100% wool. :verysad:

Ingrid
04-07-2007, 09:24 AM
Do you have any large, chilly friends? :hug:

Yarnlady
04-07-2007, 09:35 AM
Do you have any large, chilly friends? :hug:Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! :roflhard:

Carla1019
04-07-2007, 11:58 AM
It has been washed twice.. It is not Wool

And I am the Large Chilly friend... :rofl: :happydance: :eyebrow:

aineepooh1
04-07-2007, 01:11 PM
:pout: :pout: RATS~!!

Can always give to charity~ :happydance: :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

HeatherFeather
04-07-2007, 04:13 PM
btdt...

I DO knit to guage...and when said person, grabs the needles, and starts knitting, and and and...when goes to the size for the cuffs..finds out that the needles that were picked out were in METRIC ...NOT...."American"...sigh....

so..my sweater is huge...had I knit a swatch..no problems.

kemp
04-07-2007, 08:37 PM
That's too bad! The sweater is really pretty though anyway.