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Rennagayle 03-05-2007 05:50 PM

Gauge Swatch-First time-Have a question
I have never made a gauge swatch before. :oops: Not having knitted an actual garment before now, it never seemed truly necessary.

I am knitting a child's Hoodie, and the gauge is:


16 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
I knit my swatch, and my horizontal stitches are exactly right on, 16 stitches in 4". However, my vertical gauge (rows) is short by 2". Should I be concerned? :??

Ingrid 03-05-2007 06:08 PM

Most patterns have you knit for a certain number of inches for the length, so I wouldn't worry about the row gauge. The stitch gauge is the one to pay attention to.

Rennagayle 03-05-2007 06:09 PM

Good to know! Thanks, Ingrid. :notworthy:

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