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Old 08-15-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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I am home sick today, so brain not functioning (ok, maybe I would still need some help on a fully functioning brain )

Anyway, I want to make this: http://freddyknits.blogspot.com/2005...-hat-free.html, but it requires double-knit yarn, I only have sport weight.

I did a pathetic swatch (ok, I only did a few rows) and ended up with about 26 stiches per 4", where as the pattern guauge is 22 stiches per 4".

So.... how do I change the pattern to correct for this, especially with the design? I am thinking the design is 5 stiches, so could I just cast on an extra multiple of 5 stiches? What about during the decreases?

I hope this makes sense!

Thanks a bunch!
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Old 08-15-2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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Try another swatch with a needle one size larger*. It will probably work out for you. If so, just use that needle and knit the pattern as written.

*edited to correct my blonde moment.
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input Silver!

I went ahead and just went forward with my size 6 and sportweight yarn and see what happens. I saw another pattern for a newborn hat that was similar (no ribbing either) that cast on less stiches, but for the yarn and needles I am using, so I guess it will somehow all work out ok.

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Old 08-15-2005, 06:22 PM   #4
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Is my brain not functioning either, Silver???? Shouldn't she use bigger needles to get less spi?
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:33 PM   #5
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Um. Yes. I, uh... was testing you. Yeah!

(No, not really. Please pardon my blonde moment.)
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I was going to say something about the needle size, but questioned myself rather than Silver's expertise!
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Well believe me Ingrid, I really had to think about it before I posted that. Thanks for the little quiz, Silver
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LMAO Ok like I never make mistakes. You just keep thinking that.

I won't mention my encounter with a frog yesterday either.
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Ugh, a frog or a ? I am encountering a myself tonight. I blogged my woeful tale. Isn't writing supposed to be cathartic??? Funny I don't feel any better about ripping out 14" of work!
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heehee, I didn't even notice LOL. Up or down, I would have had to buy new needles, which I am trying to hold off on buying any new knitting stuff (except for some yarn for a scarf for my mom ). Hubby will just get all antsy if I buy anymore!
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