I have to admit, I am not one to normally check gauge (at least until I'm halfway done with the project anyway or it looks funny), but in measuring the Hipster, I realized my measurements are slightly off, so I decided to measure. To my great surprise, my gauge is EXACT to pattern specifications, I mean it just couldnt' be any closer for both rows and stitches. (that made me giggle) That being the case, how is it my measurements are off 1/2 inch in each direction?
This really isn't that big of a deal for this project, but gauge is something I would really like to understand fully and utilize (someday anyway as I long to make garments) and I don't get this! It is mostly in stockinette, but I have measured the rolling in edge with my full measurements as well, but could it still need to be blocked to get an accurate measurement? It's just WW wool in st st.... I don't think thats it, really, I'm just grasping.