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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Modern Classics - Relaxed Cardigan - Gauge problems on: January 05, 2007 11:31:47 AM
Hi everyone,

This is probably a pretty basic question, but I'm frustrated and wanted some help/words of wisdom/etc.  I'm working on the relaxed cardigan from 'Modern Classics' by Louisa Harding.  I'm using the yarn called for, Fauve, since I found a beautiful green color on sale.  The recommended needle is 10.5, but I "thought" I got gauge on size 8's.  I'm fine when I measure the width, but my gauge seems to be way off when I measure the length. 

I tend to have this problem when I try to knit a sweater, and I know it keeps me from forging ahead with more complicated patterns.  Should I go down a needle size, assuming that will take care of the length issue?  And then should I increase the number of stitches cast on to account for the fact that my width will now be under gauge?

I would appreciate any help I can get, and I can take a picture of my work so far (I'm knitting the back, working on the increase section right before the armhole shaping).

Thanks everyone!

Samantha
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