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06-29-2008, 08:27 PM
I'm just looking for some insight...

When I go to check my gauge for a project, one direction is right on and the other is off. Do others run into this? For instance: my pattern calls for 16 st + 24 rows = 4 in. I got 18 st + 24 rows = 4 in. I'm using the weight of yarn it calls for and the called for size needles. In the past, when my # of st is right on, the number of rows is off.

Ideas? This makes me scared to every try anything fitted...


06-29-2008, 09:14 PM
That's fairly common. You want to aim for matching the st count as you can usually adjust the number of rows (given most patterns have you work to a certain length, rather than number of rows). Exceptions would be charted items which would end up with skewed patterns or images if the gauge was too far off. In your example you'd want to inc your ndl sz to get the correct st count and then work around the slight diff you'll then have in the rows.


06-30-2008, 12:52 AM
THank you! Its nice to know its not just me. ;-)

06-30-2008, 01:00 AM
If you want to do a Search, there are tons of existing posts related to gauge...both general and pattern-specific.