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Old 02-03-2005, 07:04 PM   #6
Working the Gusset
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Hey, Salsa

I don't know beans about guage right now. All I can tell you is what I did to start mine:

I'm using plastic needles, size 10.5. The yarn I'm using is Lion Brand Kool Wool black lot 0090 color 153.

I casted on 55 stitches, but you might want to do 45 unless you've come up with a pair of longer 10.5 needles. Once I started garter stitch on them, the yarn started bunching on the needles because it was too wide.

Here's the gauge information from the yarn label:

Knit: 12 sts + 18 rows=4" in St st with size 10.5 needles. I haven't done a gauge swatch yet.

Also, I did about 10 or 12 (lost count) rows of garter before I switched to stockinette, because I liked the look of the chunky border.

I'm not really going to count the rows. I figure once I can fit my longest needle in, I can do my other garter border and bind off.

By too dense, I think she means if your stitches are too small or tight, you won't be able to poke your needles in!

Hope some of this helps you!

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