Saturday, September 23, 2006

Gauge Swatch feels "flimsy"

I knitted my gauge swatch for the Simple Knitted Bodice and came out right @ 20 stitches per inch on #7, but the swatch feeles really flimsy. I'm using the Tilli Thomas yarn. It's soft, but it just feels like it should be tighter? I guess I'm just looking for reassurance before I cast on. Also I am waivering between a medium and a large. Is it running true to size?


Wendy said...

I just finished designing something using that yarn and decided to go down a needle size. Even though the swatch, for me, came out to about 18 sts per 4 inches, once it is blocked a bit and worn, it stretches out to about 20 sts anyway. So maybe swatch with smaller needles and see what you think before moving on!

LisaBe said...

read the design notes--it explains that the yarn grows on you as you wear it. it's a very flexible yarn when worn, it seems. i knitted a medium, the size recommended for my measurements, and i did need to knit a few additional rows to get the inset where i wanted it to begin (below the bustline), but it's otherwise seeming true to size. i'll be binding off later today, so i'll know for sure then.