View Full Version : Got gauge!! (I think!) YAY!! Question....

10-08-2007, 10:36 PM
did my swatch for my Tilted Duster (1st ever sweater!)

Gauge is supposed to be 17 sts and 21 rows = 4" in St. st

Mine was 4 1/4" x 4 1/4." :woohoo::woot:

I don't need to fuss over the 1/4" do I?

10-08-2007, 10:41 PM
For something that big, you probably should fuss. Or figure out how to adjust your pattern to fit. A 1/4 inch might not seem like a lot on a gauge swatch, but multiply that to the size of your sweater. I'd drop a needle size and swatch again. But that's just me.

10-08-2007, 10:55 PM
Try another gauge swatch only CO about 22 sts. Measure the middle sts and see what you get. The edge sts can sometime be a different size and you get a truer idea of your gauge using the middle ones. inch over 4 inches translates into more than 2 inches over 36".