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« Reply #80 on: March 05, 2006 10:00:51 AM »

For me 4 inches=31 sts. row-wise. I'm hoping it's something a bit of blocking will fix in the end.
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« Reply #81 on: March 05, 2006 02:07:20 PM »

somebody, HELP!  I just did a swatch on smaller needles to see what would happen... bizzaarrely enough, I got a smaller stitch guage but JUST THE SAME ROW GUAGE!
should I just go with it?  I'm afraid that 26rows=4in is just not good enough.  Can anybody give me any ideas on how to modify the shaping so I'm not wearing an incredibly ill-fitting garment.
Or any tips on how to get row guage?
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« Reply #82 on: March 05, 2006 04:11:27 PM »

I don't have an answer for you but I have seen this question asked on the discussion boards before. Maybe one of these will help?

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=2761.0

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=26837.0

If you search the discussions and questions board quite a few posts come up related to "row gauge."

Hope this helps!
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« Reply #83 on: March 09, 2006 05:20:53 PM »

Hi guys - just a quick note to mention that, if your row gauge is off, it's easy to make modifications.  I only wrote the pattern in rows specifically because I think the "knit to 10 inches" or whatever is vague and asking for mistakes, since on-the-needle length and blocked length can be very different things.  Given that the pattern row gauge is 7.5 rows to the inch, a little math should give you what the measurements should be.  Like, 15 rows is equal to 2 inches, etc. 

I also posted a note on my blog yesterday about fit - basically, that steeked knitting is impossible to try on while knitting and fixing after cutting is difficult, so make sure the schematic measurements for your size are good for you before beginning. I do this with every pattern (I almost always need to alter length and back width), so I didn't think to include it in it, but I realize now that I should have made a note of this in the pattern itself...my apologies to anyone who feels like they could have used this information before.
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« Reply #84 on: March 09, 2006 10:12:12 PM »

I finally got gauge!  I'm stoked... I've done all the ribbing and have two rows left on my first pattern repeat... it's a really addictive chart!
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« Reply #85 on: March 10, 2006 05:13:48 AM »

Hi Eunny, thanks for watching over and helping us on this knitalong! You're obviously right about how having lengths is vague etc. I'm one of those annoying people who feels the need to check everything twice, which explains why I like that. I've found that when I just trust the pattern or myself I tend to end up with something that doesn't fit. But your schematic lines up with me pretty perfectly so I'm going to just trust it!

I'm really really enjoying this pattern. It has me excited about knitting again after knitting a few things that were...not so exciting. I've been asked, nicely, by my boyfriend not to knit it when he's home because I tend to ignore him while working on it, so it's going a little bit slower than I would like. Oh well, I'm really enjoying the process on this one.

Beatnik_chick -- congratulations! What needle size did you end up with?
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« Reply #86 on: March 10, 2006 08:17:24 AM »

3.75mm... I found that my gauge differed greatly from my swatch to my actual knitting... I knit really really tight on the swatch, even with four dpns.  Go figure!
I'm rewarding myself for writing my research essays by doing a round or two (depending on the depth of the page) when I've done a particularly difficult passage.  I really wish I could just give'er, but school takes precedent over knitting (gasp!).
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« Reply #87 on: March 10, 2006 08:31:38 AM »

i succumbed to the little enabling voice in my head that was going "now, weren't you not two months ago going on about how you wanted to make a steeked, argyle sweater vest?".  i hope that my yarn combo isn't atrocious (KnitPicks Merino style in Hollyberry and Fog)...not positive how accurate my monitor is.  i just ordered it all today, so now the thumb twiddling begins.
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« Reply #88 on: March 10, 2006 06:24:43 PM »

I decided on Merino Style Cornflower and Asparagus but the Asparagus isn't available til April 7th, so I'll be waitng, which is good, I have tons of things that need to be finished right now.
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« Reply #89 on: March 13, 2006 07:03:07 AM »

I picked up some charcoal gray and lime green Nature Wool at A.C. Moore for 33% off, so I'm excited to get started. I didn't get gauge on size 4, but I tried size 6 and I got the same exact gauge as I got for size 4, so obviously I'm screwing something up!!! I'm going to try a bigger swatch with size 6, because I really think I knit it too loosely.

I can't wait to make this!!! Maybe it will be ready for St. Patty's Day??? How long did this take for others to finish?
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