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Old 08-23-2007, 10:53 AM   #1
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Substituting St st for Garter St
Anything I should know about changing a pattern from
garter st to st st? I just really don't like the way garter
st looks and I have a pattern for some baby overalls that
I have frogged too many times because I just hated the
way they were coming out and would really like to just make
them in st st. I know that garter and stockinette have
a different row gauge but the pattern is given so that you
just knit until it measure x cm so I didn't think it would
matter all that much. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:56 AM   #2
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I switched the other way going from stockingette to garter for something that had me just doing things for a certain number of inches and everything was ok.
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Garter works wider than st st so if you're concerned about width you'll need to adjust your st count accordingly. (50 garter is wider than 50 st st.) Work a swatch of both sts if you're not sure of the diff.

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Old 08-23-2007, 01:43 PM   #4
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Garter stitches work up square whereas stockinette stitches are longer. Changing a pattern can be a big pain because you have to account for these differences. Maybe you could find a pattern that is supposed to be for stockinette?
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I have decided to just be Dr Frankenstein *insert evil
laugh here* and use the original pattern for it's concept
and mix and match some others to get the right bits I need
to make what I want. I knit sort of like I cook, the pattern
is only here to offer suggestions....

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Originally Posted by gargoylelib View Post
I have decided to just be Dr Frankenstein *insert evil
laugh here* and use the original pattern for it's concept
and mix and match some others to get the right bits I need
to make what I want. I knit sort of like I cook, the pattern
is only here to offer suggestions....

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Excellent! Be sure to share what you come up with and how you did it!
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