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kelliz
« on: June 02, 2005 07:35:52 PM »

I want to start a sweater that is in a pattern but the guage doesn't say whether it's in pattern or in stockinette stitch.  Should I assume the guage should be done in the pattern? 

I would sure appreciate some help.....thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2005 07:44:00 PM »

i'd assume the gauge was in stocking stitch, personally... depends how complicated the pattern is i guess.
do you think the pattern will stretch/ shrink the gauge by much, or will it work out to around the same?

maybe knit a swatch of each, and if one is right, you're okay to go?
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ultraviolet
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2005 07:47:47 PM »

Does the pattern show the measurements of the garment (or of each piece)? If so, you could figure it out from that - you can do a swatch in pattern and, keeping in mind the number of stitches you cast on, do a little math to figure out if it will come out to be the right size.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2005 07:49:21 PM »

That's a great idea to do one in each.  The pattern does say it will stretch in the shoulder area.  I hadn't thought of what I should do about that.  Is there something special I need to do or just let it stetch?

Thanks for the quick reply!
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kelliz
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005 07:52:45 PM »

ultraviolet-  I don't see the finished measurements or a diagram.  I will definately remember that tip, though, that was a great idea.

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ultraviolet
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2005 07:54:47 PM »

Wow, kelliz, that doesn't sound like a very helpful pattern - unclear gauge and no diagrams  Undecided
Good luck, and I hope you figure it out!
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kelliz
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2005 07:57:34 PM »

Maybe I'll rethink making this sweater!  I have the yarn to make another sweater, too.   It does seem very confusing. 
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