Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dithering

Goal: 19 stitches to 4 inches in stockinette stitch, for Twist & Shout.

Size 7, as the yarn's ballband suggests, swatched, washed and dried, yields 20 stitches in 4 inches:


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Is that good enough? This is a very nice fabric, sturdy, but with enough drape. Dither, dither...

Size 9, as the pattern suggests (for a different yarn): Clearly too sleazy. I didn't even bother with a photo, just ripped it out.

Size 8: well, I didn't have a size 8 circular free, except for the 40-inch-long one with metal tips, which I hate, or dpns, which I didn't want to fiddle with at 10:30 last night. Thus, after a short trip to a LYS today:

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Stay tuned.

2 comments :

Bezzie said...

I would have gone with the 19/4--I'm excited if I can get even that close!!!

Laurie said...

Clearly you will try the new needles. Otherwise, do the math and see if a size with your 20/4" gauge will make a sweater that will make you happy.