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Old 11-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Rie View Post
I'm about to start Kaari with Pure Merino. I got it on closeout and I'm very nervous about knitting with it exactly because of that lovely springiness. Regrettably, I'm used to much cheaper yarns and Pure Merino is throwing off my tension!
I don't usually knit more than one small gauge swatch but with this I'm having to knit several because I'm getting different results. It's the first time I've had to be organized and take notes on my gauge swatches.
Sometimes it pays to start with the sleeves when you're unsure of your tension even after swatching a lot. Do BOTH SLEEVES before the body. With the sleeves...work up to the armholes on each BEFORE knitting the sleeve caps. By the time you've knit both sleeves from cuff to armpits, you'll have a good handle on your tensioning. Then do the sleeve caps. Then knit your body pieces.
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