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Kattra
04-03-2009, 12:37 AM
If that is a newborn bootie how did the human race last this long?http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs024.snc1/2649_1062889458099_1401846758_30307093_7555761_n.j pg

suzeeq
04-03-2009, 09:57 AM
It's for a newborn Sasquatch or Yeti, of course....

Got to watch the yarn and needle size on patterns.

Jan in CA
04-03-2009, 11:41 AM
It's for a newborn Sasquatch or Yeti, of course....

Got to watch the yarn and needle size on patterns.

:teehee:

Yeah, needle size and yarn makes a huge difference in patterns. What pattern did you use and what yarn?

Kattra
04-05-2009, 03:41 PM
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/81064AD.html

http://www.swakknit.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=101SI-SND&Category_Code=99

Jan in CA
04-05-2009, 04:28 PM
Hmmm...:think: It looks like you knit too many rows maybe, but I can't count from the photo to make sure. Do you have 17 ridges/34 rows?

I do see that you chose a yarn that is quite a different gauge, but it seems like the bootie would be smaller not larger in that case so that is why I think it's the number of rows. If that's not it then I'm just not sure.

Kattra
04-05-2009, 04:46 PM
Yes and I used a row counter while knitting it.

Jan in CA
04-05-2009, 11:58 PM
Then that may not be it. :shrug: I'm really not sure. Try again and see if you can figure it out maybe.

gargoylelib
04-06-2009, 03:52 AM
Did you do a gauge swatch? It is always a good idea to make sure your gauge is correct when making some article of clothing where fit is important. I'd say it's absolutely essential to make a gauge swatch when you are substituting yarns.

Libbie

Kattra
04-06-2009, 04:38 AM
The gauge stade the same on three fitrent yarns in two difrent weaghts.

Jan in CA
04-06-2009, 12:30 PM
I think her yarn is misnamed, too. It's 16 st over 4 in which is not the typical weight for baby yarn. Anyway, it's possible there is an error in the pattern. Here's a few more simple patterns that are similar that you'll probably get better results.

http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/beths-booties.html
http://ooobabyknits.typepad.com/ooo_baby_knits/2004/05/sick_days.html
http://bundlesoflove.org/EasyKnittedBooties

ETA: I'll try making the LB pattern later and see what I come up with just for interests sake.

suzeeq
04-06-2009, 12:39 PM
I think her yarn is misnamed, too. It's 16 st over 4 in which is not the typical weight for baby yarn.

Are we looking at the same yarn? Her link took me to Sirdar snuggly DK with a gauge of 22sts over 4" with a size 6. The original Vanna yarn is 17sts/4" on a size 8. The VC yarn doesn't have baby weights, only 'baby' colors, it's all worsted.

Jan in CA
04-06-2009, 01:08 PM
Are we looking at the same yarn? Her link took me to Sirdar snuggly DK with a gauge of 22sts over 4" with a size 6. The original Vanna yarn is 17sts/4" on a size 8. The VC yarn doesn't have baby weights, only 'baby' colors, it's all worsted.

I meant the yarn suggest for the pattern. It's Vanna's Choice Baby. Most yarns that are "baby" yarns are more of a DK/sport weight. It is the 'baby' colors only as you said, but I think the name can be misleading if someone just thinks it's baby yarn w/o looking at gauge.

That doesn't seem to be the problem here though. If anything those booties knit with the DK should have come out smaller not larger. :shrug:

suzeeq
04-06-2009, 01:47 PM
Yeah, I agree with you on that....

Kattra
04-07-2009, 04:44 AM
I tried a worsted first they are the same size.

suzeeq
04-07-2009, 09:40 AM
Size 8 needles? That's 5mm, not 8mm....

Kattra
04-07-2009, 07:47 PM
Yes

suzeeq
04-07-2009, 10:11 PM
Just checking. The only thing I can think of is you did too many rows and possibly stitches.

Jan in CA
04-08-2009, 02:57 PM
Here's a thought... did you know that each garter ridge is two rows? Just checking to make sure you didn't count it as one row. That would make way too many rows.

Kattra
04-09-2009, 02:35 PM
I used a row counter that I clicked ever time I finshed a row. I am going to change to my #6 needles mybe it is my tenchen.

suzeeq
04-09-2009, 02:51 PM
That's a good idea; the yarn you have is a DK and in the pattern it's a worsted, so smaller needles should help.