Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-04-2008, 09:27 AM   #1
1st Leg of the Journey
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 101
Thanks: 23
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Stitch/Row gauge
When I knit up a swatch to check gauge, I find I have a problem. My row gauge is ALWAYS off. When I have the correct number of stitches in 4", I have far fewer rows. For example, the gauge on a pattern I was knitting was 20sts/32 rows = 4" in stockinette. Well, my gauge was 20sts/27 rows to 4". This means I either have to adjust the pattern significantly or have pieces turn out much longer. Is there any way to change how I'm knitting to avoid this?

Amberle is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 10-04-2008, 09:50 AM   #2
Knit On!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Most everyone's row gauge is always off. Matching the gauge on the sts is most important as most patterns generally give the length in inches, not rows. Your pattern won't be longer - if it says to knit for 8", you knit for 8" doesn't matter how many rows it takes to get there.
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to suzeeq For This Useful Post:
Amberle (10-05-2008)
Old 10-06-2008, 03:02 AM   #3
1st Leg of the Journey
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 101
Thanks: 23
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I figured it was the probably the case that there isn't much I can do about this problem, but it really is a problem when I knit color work or small, patterned items like mittens. The Tiffany mittens from Knitty that I made for my mum ended up going half way to the elbows

Hmm, maybe I'll stick to things that aren't quite so rigidly structured.
Amberle is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garter Stitch Gauge mare-nitt How-to Questions 2 04-25-2009 07:26 PM
what stitch for gauge swatch? tarrentella How-to Questions 6 03-06-2008 05:10 PM
gauge and the garter stitch. sadieknits How-to Questions 1 02-04-2008 12:06 PM
gauge of seed stitch (moss stitch) vs. stocking stitch Cathy How-to Questions 8 12-07-2006 02:23 AM
stitch gauge correct; row gauge WAY OFF. runningwithlola How-to Questions 12 04-30-2006 01:56 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 AM.