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lillizzyl
« on: May 16, 2007 03:11:18 PM »

i'm knitting up squares for a blanket and somehow in the past 3 days my gauge has significantly changed!  my first few squares were ultra tight and now theyre waaay loose.  i'm not sure why my gauge would change so dramatically so quickly except that now that i've realized how long this is going to take i'm trying to speed knit, but now that its happened is there any way to fix this without having to frog the mismatchy squares?

the difference is up to a half an inch increase width and length.  i was wondering if i could just yank at it and seam it so they all line up, but i don't want them to pull in or have the stitches looked all funky and stretched.

if it helps, the squares are plain old garter stitch in some acrylic i'm trying to destash.
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007 09:19:46 PM »

If it's a blockable yarn (not acrylic) you might be able to block to the correct measurements.

sue
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007 06:53:14 AM »

the difference is up to a half an inch increase width and length.  i was wondering if i could just yank at it and seam it so they all line up, but i don't want them to pull in or have the stitches looked all funky and stretched.

if it helps, the squares are plain old garter stitch in some acrylic i'm trying to destash.

How big are your squares?  Half an inch really isn't much, and with a blanket (as opposed to a garment) a little bit of bunching or stretching isn't too obvious.  (Been there...  Wink)

You could pick up stitches on the smaller squares, but I think it would be more trouble than it's worth.  Or if you crochet, you could crochet a few rows of edging to make the squares bigger.  Or you could just fit them together and make a cool non-square, non-rectangular blanket.  (Like, instead of trying to make the squares fit, you could seam them into a nifty abstract shape.)  Good luck -- looking forward to the finished product!
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lillizzyl
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007 11:45:35 AM »

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How big are your squares?  Half an inch really isn't much, and with a blanket (as opposed to a garment) a little bit of bunching or stretching isn't too obvious.  (Been there...  Wink)


You could pick up stitches on the smaller squares, but I think it would be more trouble than it's worth.  Or if you crochet, you could crochet a few rows of edging to make the squares bigger.  Or you could just fit them together and make a cool non-square, non-rectangular blanket.  (Like, instead of trying to make the squares fit, you could seam them into a nifty abstract shape.)  Good luck -- looking forward to the finished product!

the smaller squares are 6x6 inches and the larger ones are 6.5x6.5 inches. 

now that i've noticed how loose the later squares are i've been knitting more consistently though.  the main reason i think my gauge changed was because i'm still relatively new at continental and my attempt to knit like the wind resulted in the yucky enormous squares.  i say yucky because the stitches are uneven compared to the tightly done ones.  so now the odd squares are going to be the large ones.

thanks for your suggestions!  depending on how the rest of the squares end up i'll decide what i should do... i was going to do a crochet border around the whole thing anyway and i like the idea of the abtsract blanket!
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