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Old 01-25-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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Swatch Problem
My pattern calls for using a size 8 needle, the 4x4 swatch should be 18 stiches across and 26 rows.

When I did the swatch with the size 8 the 4x4 came out to be 18 across and 32 rows. How can this be???

If I up the needle to 9 my width will increase and I might make the 26 rows.

What would you do? The pattern calls for a certain lenght not a certain amount of rows.

This just doesnt' make sense to me. The yarn is supposed to be a worsted weight, but it feels more like a baby weight to me.
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:14 PM   #2
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As long as your stitch gauge is correct which it sounds like it is, you are good to go. Row gauge varies quite a bit more for some reason. Since your pattern calls for a certain length rather than a certain number or rows, you will be fine.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Knitqueen! You're awesome!
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