Thursday, July 13, 2006

Gauge Help!

Is the gauge swatch supposed to be knitted in the k1 p1 rib? I knit my swatches in stockinette and then noticed the note on the pattern about the gauge. I am using TLC Cotton Plus and had to try 3 needle sizes before getting the perfect gauge on a US 5 (!) needle. Any advice would be appreciated.

1 comment:

Marlene said...

No, the gauge swatch IS supposed to be done in stockinette even though the sweater is completely in ribbing. I found I liked the TLC Cotton in a tighter gauge though. I compensated by knitting the next bigger size but at a tighter gauge. I've enough done that I can try it on and it is fitting fine.