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When my gauge swatch is off by 1/2 stitch per inch, I adjust by one needle size and CO the project. 3 18.75%
Swatch? I start with a sleeve and adjust needle size if needed. 4 25.00%
I have my own tricks. (Please share!) 3 18.75%
I believe in the power of the swatch and I swatch until I get it right. I don't trust shortcuts. 6 37.50%
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:15 PM   #21
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Cool idea, Debbie!
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:16 PM   #22
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Maybe I should do some "swatch hats" as well, and depending on how they turn out, I can give them to different people-....
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Debbie, that's a great use of a swatch! I love it.
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