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Old 12-03-2006, 09:33 PM   #1
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gauge trouble

I have a quick question about gauge...
I have the right # of stitches, but I'm one row short for my instructions. It is a lace pattern, so there will be stretching -- it's a shawl-collar jacket knitted in the round. Like a big doily with sleeves added on.
will I be okay, you think? I dunno what to do, since the # of stitches is exactly perfect.
Any suggestions?
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:17 PM   #2
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In general, stitch gauge is more important than row gauge. And when you block out lace it opens up too, so you should be okay.

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Old 12-03-2006, 10:46 PM   #3
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i was hoping somebody would say that! i was thinking to myself...
"instructions call for 4 sts & 9 rows per inch over garter stitch -- i've got 4 sts & 8-ish rows per inch -- #5 yarn, #10 needles -- it'll stretch a bit -- blocking will make all the difference"
so, thanks a bunch, and i'll keep my fingers crossed (except while i'm knittng!)
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