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« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2006 11:20:51 AM »

No, it's 8.5 sts to 2inches or 17 for 4inches

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« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2006 11:42:35 AM »

Ok...then do you measure the height vs. the width of the gauge swatch? Because I tried (6, 7  & 8 needles) and I got 12-14 stitches per inch but that was measuring the width. That is in stockinette stitch.
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« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2006 12:36:55 PM »

so cute and adorable!
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« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2006 07:38:29 AM »

I have almost finished this top. However. When I wanted to try it on, the back was bound off too tightly. I thought I bound off pretty loose. Apparently not. It won't go over my shoulders. *sigh* I'm tempted to frog the whole damn thing and turn it into a purse!
How on earth do I bind off more loosely so that the ribbing in the back will still stretch?! ... damnit!! >_<;; I'm thinking maybe bigger needles, but at the moment I can't get myself to knit back down. Gods. It just really ticked me off. Undecided
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« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2006 08:32:46 AM »


How on earth do I bind off more loosely so that the ribbing in the back will still stretch?! ... damnit!! >_<;; I'm thinking maybe bigger needles, but at the moment I can't get myself to knit back down. Gods. It just really ticked me off. Undecided

Yep, needles a size or two larger, keep your tension loose.

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« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2006 08:39:42 AM »

Ok...then do you measure the height vs. the width of the gauge swatch? Because I tried (6, 7  & 8 needles) and I got 12-14 stitches per inch but that was measuring the width. That is in stockinette stitch.

For stitch gauge, you measure width, for row gauge you measure height. If you tried several needles and they all give you a larger gauge, maybe your yarn is thicker. You could just make a smaller size. So if you wanted the med, make the small or xs.

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« Reply #46 on: August 06, 2006 01:43:41 PM »


How on earth do I bind off more loosely so that the ribbing in the back will still stretch?! ... damnit!! >_<;; I'm thinking maybe bigger needles, but at the moment I can't get myself to knit back down. Gods. It just really ticked me off. Undecided

Yep, needles a size or two larger, keep your tension loose.

sue

Thanks. Now I just need to assemble enough patience to knit back and do it over.. Perhaps when I've cooled off, so I don't snap my needles. Cheesy
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« Reply #47 on: August 06, 2006 01:46:12 PM »

Thanks. Now I just need to assemble enough patience to knit back and do it over.. Perhaps when I've cooled off, so I don't snap my needles. Cheesy

That would be useful... <chuckle>

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« Reply #48 on: August 06, 2006 02:47:56 PM »

Ok...then do you measure the height vs. the width of the gauge swatch? Because I tried (6, 7  & 8 needles) and I got 12-14 stitches per inch but that was measuring the width. That is in stockinette stitch.

For stitch gauge, you measure width, for row gauge you measure height. If you tried several needles and they all give you a larger gauge, maybe your yarn is thicker. You could just make a smaller size. So if you wanted the med, make the small or xs.

sue

I guess that's the part I don't get. I'm using the exact same yarn as the pattern calls for and I'm getting too many stitches. If I look up bulky and super bulky yarns, I see that they get the gauge as in the pattern (approx. 3-4 st./in. or 6-8 st. for 2 inches).
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« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2006 05:40:51 PM »


I guess that's the part I don't get. I'm using the exact same yarn as the pattern calls for and I'm getting too many stitches. If I look up bulky and super bulky yarns, I see that they get the gauge as in the pattern (approx. 3-4 st./in. or 6-8 st. for 2 inches).

You must knit loose, I guess. Try making a smaller size and see if that measures better for you.

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