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Old 06-27-2012, 07:10 AM   #2
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Often with complicated stitch patterns, the gauge swatch will be measured over stockinette st, knowing that if you get the given gauge, you'll be fine over the pattern sts. Why not try using a size smaller needle to see if you can get to 5sts/inch in stockinette? I routinely drop down a needle size (or two) to get gauge.
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