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October 15, 2010

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Nancy Aldredge

I agree with everything that you said but what about the effect of the composition of the needle. Often times going on type or brand of needle to another can change your gauge. This change effects the surface drag of the yarn and might be just the difference that you need.

Have you checked the 'nap' of your yarn. Make sure you are knitting with the 'nap' (think velvet. This too, can effect your gauge.

Hope this helps!

pip

the vine-lace top down cardigan looks lovely :)

Miranda

Hi Sweater Babe, thanks for the above information and it has solved some problems with it. I have a bit of a problem with keeping the pattern going when decreasing for the arm holes, and always have some difficulty with it, particularly with lace patterns. Is there an easy solution to this trouble I seem to have? would appreciate a formula for this please.

SweaterBabe

Hi Miranda,

Sorry - I wouldn't say there is an easy formula, as it totally depends on the lace pattern. Hopefully, the lace isn't too complicated and you can match up your "yo"'s with their accompanying decs, that way if there are not enough sts to do the yo or it's dec, then skip both.

Hope that a little helpful! Most important is keeping the st count correct. . . and trying your best to maintain the look of the lace as you lose the sts.

SweaterBabe

HI Nancy -

Yes - I totally agree with your additional points! It'a amazing how many factors can go into the knitting gauge issue! Even how relaxed or stressed you are can matter. Sometimes I get a different gauge from knitting while watching a fun show vs. a suspenseful movie!

Nancy

I just took a class on blocking and after our 3 samples were blocked, the gauge was different from when unblocked. I would recommend doing a larger square, wetting and blocking it to get a more accurate idea of what true gauge will be on a finished item.

Nancy Hewko

Thank you for all your useful information you give on this web page. I have been knitting for many years but enjoy hearing about helpful hints to make my knitting easier for me. Keep up the great work.

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