Thursday, August 18, 2011

W.I.P August 18 - Or Maybe Not!


In cleaning out stash projects that are kits I thought I might knit up this sweater (which I bought everything for a year or more ago). I did a gauge swatch and found that on size 10.5, 10, 9 I got close (but closest on size 9). The gauge is 4.25 sts/inch. So, I cast on the 80 stitches and start working. I get an inch and a half in and decide to check the gauge again. It is now 3 sts/inch. Have you ever had this happen? WTF is wrong with the mini swatch I did??

3 comments:

  1. You're good - at least you do guage swatches. though, I've yet to knit anything that's been dependent on a guage. Perhaps it's looser when you "know" it's just a swatch? You might tightened your stitches on the real thing without realizing it?

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  2. Hm.. Yeah. I think the swatches lie. Mine often do. So same needles and you are working back and forth and didn't switch to the round or anything weird?

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  3. swatches are for babies.

    At least that's what the ad said lol

    Seriously - this is why I gave up on most swatches unless it was absolutely necessary. I've never really had a problem, either.

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