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« 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?

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« 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.

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« 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.

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

thats great, thanks so much.

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