Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-01-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
KnittingNan
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Guage, trying to do it right.
I am hoping for a bit of help for someone - me - who is returning to sweater knitting after 25 years of scarfs and non guage critical projects. I have knitted a swatch and the number of stitches seems to be right on but the number of rows seems to create a slight rectangle rather than a square.

I know if I was small or large in both directions I should consider changing my needle size but since my length is only a row or so generous can I go ahead?

I am doing a simple cardigan from a Paton pattern. I would appreciate some advice. Thanks in advance.
KnittingNan is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 06-01-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
ittybittypretty
1st Leg of the Journey
 
ittybittypretty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 123
Thanks: 22
Thanked 34 Times in 32 Posts
If it's the sort of pattern where it says something to the effect of "knit until back meaures 25 inches". Then being off so little on the row gauge doesn't matter. Because you just knit however many rows you need to, to get to the specified measurement.

If it were me, I would just go ahead.
ittybittypretty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 09:52 AM   #3
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
The row gauge is very hard for most people to match, and most patterns usually say 'knit for X inches' so just get the st gauge and go by measurement on the length.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Guage? BunnyChick How-to Questions 8 08-14-2007 04:47 PM
Guage Help mugs General Knitting 2 11-06-2006 02:08 PM
Guage phoenixjen How-to Questions 1 05-20-2006 03:40 PM
guage AGAIN.... HeatherFeather How-to Questions 2 05-10-2006 07:38 AM
guage guage guage Can you cheat if your needles are... VictoiseC How-to Questions 5 02-23-2006 12:40 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:54 AM.