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: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 305,897
Currently Running With Scissors:
631 Guests and 28 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: blonde moment - guage question  (Read 379 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
twylag
« on: June 14, 2009 08:44:45 AM »

no offense to any blondes out there or anything.
I have never been good with gauge.
The yarn and needles I have chosen give me a 28x30 gauge over 10 cms.  The patterns (v simple mittens) I want to work on lists a gauge of 18x20 over 10 cms, and 23x23 over 10 cms. 
Whats the math for my conversion?  Is there someplace out there where you can just punch in your guage and what you need the guage to be and it will tell you a simple conversion?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Lothruin
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4596
Joined: 23-Jan-2004

I eat seakittens.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009 09:40:13 AM »

It would be easier to either 1) find a pattern that matches the gauge you get or 2) match the gauge of the pattern you have.  If you can't do the latter because you simply don't have access to other yarn or needles, or because you really really want the mittens in that yarn, then I would go for the former rather than try to convert the pattern, the biggest reason being because the different gauge will mess with all your decreases and what not.  There are a lot of simple mitten patterns out there in smaller gauges.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Find craft patterns, supplies and humor at Lothruin.com!

Find me on Ravelry as Lothruin!
soozeq
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009 09:50:02 AM »

Here's a generic mitten 'recipe' that goes by your gauge and your hand measurement - http://www.hjsstudio.com/mittens.html and scroll down toward the bottom. There's another here - http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/FEATmittens101.html

These enable you to make one in any gauge, and after you've made a pair, you'll just need to adjust stitches according to your sts/inch.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sue
twylag
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009 10:24:59 AM »

thats great, thanks so much.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

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



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



How-To Videos
Sam & Tury
Rainbow City: Sam & Tury
How to Make a Butter Sculpture
Art Inside Toilet Paper Rolls
Ghost Bike
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Painted Patriotic Table
Craft Challenge #114 - Pick It and Craft It!
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Paper Stars

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

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.