Soon I will post a pic of a blankie I started last summer,
, then reknit. It was my first project upon discovering the wonderful world of knitting. I think my brain is further ahead than my hands at this stage, but at any rate, I finished my first item knowing more now than I did then. It's a simple Suss Cousins pattern of a garter stitch blanket with a fuzzy single crochet trim. I'll recheck and post the dimensions from the pattern when I do the pic. What my dilemma is, how does one compensate for row guage? My first try, sans swatch, resulted in a blanky shaped like Montana. This one is nice and i swatched, made needle adjustments (amazing what a difference a mm can make!) and checked my gauge as I went along-and I was able to keep on target. However, this time, though my stitch guage was fine, it's 6 inches shorter than suggested
. Now I remember, finished size should be 30 x 28 and my measurements are 30 x 22. And that is with adding on the left over yarn from the hat I made to go with it. Since I bought the yarn last year, I just decided it will be a slightly rectangular "thumb sucking" smaller blankie for my nephew. My guess is simply knitting until the length is right is the best remedy? Your input/opinions are very much appreciated!