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Old 04-06-2006, 07:08 AM   #1
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How to fudge a pattern when row gauge is off?
I made a swatch yesterday to check my gauge on a new yarn. The specified neede size gave me exact stitch gauge but not the right row gauge. The pattern calls for 18 rows/10 cm and I got 22 rows/10 cm...

So, how to I make this work? Do I try different needle sizes to adjust for row gauge or will that affect my stitch gauge too much? (I've never been off gauge on a project where row gauge might be important...)

I'll be knitting Starsky and I guess that row gauge doesn't matter until it comes to shaping the armholes and making the sleeve caps. I mean, I'm supposed to decrease with an interval that will be row dependent, but as I'm off on the rows my decreases will be done on a shorter length of sleeve cap or back or front panel than if I was on gauge. Or?

Hmmmm... What do you think? Try different needles or try and fudge? And if so, how?

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Old 04-06-2006, 07:39 AM   #2
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Stitch gauge is really the most important one. As you knit the body, you can get a better picture of your row gauge in pattern, and, if need be, add rows when you're doing the shaping. For a sweater like this, I don't think that as long as you do the same thing on both sides (take notes) that it will look odd in any way. A fitted garment, maybe, but not for a cardigan like Starsky.
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
Stitch gauge is really the most important one.
I was hoping someone with a lot of knitting experience would say just that. :D Thank you!

The only parts I'm really worried about are the sleeve caps and the armholes. But I guess I can work that out with a little help from my friends...

Also, with a row gauge of 22 rows instead of 18... I'll end up knitting more rows than the original pattern calls for, right? And that means extra lengths of yarn, right? Hmmm... I ordered two skeins more than what the pattern called for, but will that be enough? I want to lengthen the cardigan and now I think I'll use more yarn because of my row gauge... Hmmm... Guess I could make the collar thinner if I have to and maybe make the belt shorter too...
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It's very possible, too, that the weight of the sweater will make the row gauge change. I'd wait and see how it develops.
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