A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 305,866
Currently Running With Scissors:
489 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Knitty's Boogie vest  (Read 486 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Offline Offline

Posts: 210
Joined: 23-Apr-2006

"Will knit for tattoos."

View Profile WWW
« on: September 23, 2007 10:49:51 PM »


I'm about to start working on Knitty's Boogie vest, when I realized something wrong: the Patons Shetland Chunky that the author uses and the Patons Shetland Chunky that I just bought are different gauges! Hers is 13sts/18rows on sz 10s, and the label on mine says 15sts/20rows on sz 10s.

I did email her about it, wondering if there was a mistake, but really, I'm guessing Patons Shetland Chunky is just not as chunky as it was 3 years ago when she wrote the pattern. I'm VERY intimidated about having to recalculate all the stitch counts.

Anyone else come across this, and have some info/advice to share so I don't have to reinvent the wheel?

Blog: The Prettiest Star

Ravelry ID: honeypeaches
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2007 02:02:26 AM »

I don't have any advice on gauge but I would definitely advise adding some waist shaping. I made this and it is about the least flattering thing I've ever worn.
Offline Offline

Posts: 114
Joined: 13-May-2007

See my work on Ravelry: ILoveMath.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2007 08:18:43 PM »

I knit this about a year ago using the same yarn... I never check gauge (c'mon, you know I'm not the only one), but it fits.  I don't have any pics because my mom is doing the crochet edging for me.  yes, it's taking her a year to get around to it... she thinks I should learn how to do it.  Have fun!
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2007 07:54:57 AM »

I would probably just do a quick check to figure out the bust size based on the gauge I got with #10's. It doesn't look fitted according to the schematic. I've not knit with the shetland chunky so I don't know if the yarn has changed. Good luck!
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2007 09:18:21 AM »

I'm guessing that she listed the gauge she actually got when she knitted it, and not the gauge listed on the ball band. Her ball band probably said the same thing, but different people get different gauges. I don't think I've ever gotten what was listed on a ball band. Do a swatch yourself and see if you can't get the gauge she listed. You may have to try a couple different needle sizes, but you should be able to get it.


Offline Offline

Posts: 210
Joined: 23-Apr-2006

"Will knit for tattoos."

View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2007 09:44:57 AM »

Thanks for the responses, everyone!

So, I did a little mini-swatch, and it is pretty much what was on the band, so I think I might knit the next size up, and it should work. I'm knitting this vest for my grandmother (it was the only vest pattern I could find that was not too complicated and ageless as far as its style), so she won't be particular about shaping and whatnot. It just needs to fit her and be warm.

Blog: The Prettiest Star

Ravelry ID: honeypeaches
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
What to Wear to a Summer Wedding
Rihanna Named Creative Director For Sock Brand
4 Fierce Ways To Style Your Favorite Denim Jeans
Fashion Expert Tai Beauchamp Talks Festival Style Essentials
Target Brings Back Plus Size Collection For The Fall
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Vermicomposting
It's a bad week to be a seal...
Flower Power!

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.