Tuesday, May 15, 2007

It's MY gauge, dagnabit!

I have been thinking about an Elizabeth Zimmerman type sweater utilizing some Rowan Yorkshire Aran DK yarn in Cheer and have been knitting a swatch using my Knitpicks needles.

Swatching the exact same gauge, apparently! I took EZ's gauge advice to heart and made a neat little sample of stockinette stich starting with a size 8 needle and working my way down to a size 4. Even thought they look different and (more importantly to me) feel different, each section is almost exactly the same. Possibly only 1/8 of a stitch difference between sections.

That's why the rectangular swatch is being turned into the circular knitted swatch. Otherwise known as a hat. Hopefully with 5 stitches to the inch.

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