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Old 10-26-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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Tension of Pattern
Hi!

My Pattern states the following tension
"18sts and 24rows to 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch on 5mm needles"

However my yarn is different and i am getting the following tension:
18sts and 25rows to 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch on 5mm needles.

The tension is pretty close, but i am not sure if it should be EXACT...should i continue with my yarn and needles or should i change the needles to get the EXACY 10cm over 24 stitches?

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Old 10-26-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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What are you making? Is it a garment that needs to fit or a blanket that needs to be sort of close to the right size? Can you link to your pattern?
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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its a vest for a 5 yr old boy.
http://www.patternfish.com/patterns/5554
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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You're spot on other than one row in length so I wouldn't worry about it. Length is easy enough to change in most patterns.
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thank you for your quick replies
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