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breemonkey
« on: July 13, 2009 08:02:33 AM »

Hello Knitters!

I recently converted to the continental style of knitting and I'm noticing that it has really thrown off my gauge in stockinette stitch (not really sure about the others).  I believe it is because I am purling a bit tighter than I am knitting, but I'm not sure.  As a result, my current project calls for 4" = 20 stitches X 24 rows, but my gauge is 4" = 20 stitches by 28 rows.  Has anyone ever come across this problem before? Is there any solution other than just try not to pull so hart on those purls?  Any input would be appreciated.
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009 05:28:09 PM »

It's pretty common no matter which style you use, that the row gauge doesn't match. The st gauge is most important, so go with what gives you that, though you can try going down a needle size as that seems to affect the rows more than sts. You can also use a smaller needle on your purl rows to see what that does besides make the purls tighter.
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breemonkey
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009 03:38:16 AM »

Thanks for the information, soozeq.
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