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Old 09-24-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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Oh brother....
I have half of my poncho done. It looks like it is too small. I am stuck with this delima now. Either frog it all or finish it and hope blocking it will make it bigger. However the directions do not say anything about blocking it. I assume that you just knit it and what ever size it has turned out that is what it is supposed to be. If I do frog it I was going to go up from a size 10 needle to 10.5. Not sure if that half size up wiould make enough difference to notice in the size once I redo it.

Any suggestions on what I should do?

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Old 09-24-2006, 07:15 PM   #2
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Depends how much too small it is. Going up to the next size needle can make quite a difference. Try a swatch with the larger size and see how much the gauge changes.

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Old 09-24-2006, 07:21 PM   #3
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Well I don't know if this would make a difference but the pattern called for 10 balls of yarn. I am half done and have used less than 3.

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Old 09-24-2006, 07:22 PM   #4
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What type of yarn are you using? Some yarns will allow you to block the piece to be larger.
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Check your gauge on what you've knit so far. Even a stitch off can make a big difference in the finished product.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:24 PM   #6
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:05 PM   #7
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OK, I've frogged the whole thing and now I want to maker sure I get this right. The gauge says 12 sts. 16 rows to 4" over lace pattern. Is that 3 sts. per inch?

I posted about this awhile back and found it hard to tell the gauge for a lace pattern but I'm going to give it a try again.

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Yes, 3 sts/inch. On a lace pattern, it's easier to figure out how many sts in a pattern repeat, then measure that.

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