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Old 05-12-2007, 09:30 PM   #1
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I have a question about guage
I am starting a sweater pattern and the yarn I really want to use is not the right guage. The swatch I knitted was smaller than it is supposed to be. My question is, if I use this yarn will the sweater be smaller when it is finished than the pattern size? Is it ok to do this.....use this yarn and follow directions for the next larger size?
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:37 PM   #2
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The sweater will be smaller, and you really should go up a few needle sizes until you get the gauge specified in the pattern.
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Thanks! So using larger needles will make the guage right? There are so many questions! lol I am so thankful to find this forum.
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:52 PM   #4
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It should. What weight does the pattern call for, and what is the weight you are using? If the yarn is a lot finer, than I would buy some of the required weight, because it will make the pattern lacy, and the stitches really open, which might not work for the pattern you are using.

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Old 05-12-2007, 10:45 PM   #5
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If you find that going up needle sizes make it too open and loose knit, you can use a larger size pattern.

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