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Old 10-16-2007, 12:47 PM   #1
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Remember me with the gauge problem? SOLVED!
Hi everyone. I had posted a question about a week or so ago about having problems with the gauge for a Guayabera shirt I am knitting for hubby from this Summer's Knit 1 magazine. I just wanted to give you the update on this since I did finally figure out my problem. I am posting about it just incase anyone else encounters the same problem.

After I contacted the designer of the shirt he helped me figure it out. He said that this yarn, linen, does not knit up to the correct gauge and that I needed to wash and block my gauge sample before I made the measurement. So, After doing this I discovered that the linen softens and flufs-up very nicely and I finally got my gauge .

So, I have already made the back of the shirt and I am off to making the front. It's looking narrow and long but I have to remember that the yarn shrinks up and fluffs out.

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Old 10-16-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
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Yay! Sounds good!
I haven't worked with linen yet. This is interesting to hear.
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info--that's good to know!
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