Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Not Cooperating

I've gotten about 3.5 inches up the back of the DROPS jacket.


Looks good, doesn't it? (I swear that red is more subtle in real life.)

Except...well, remember how I swatched this on size 11 needles and got 12 stitches in 4 inches? The specified gauge is 11 stitches in 4 inches, so I went down to size 10.5 when I cast on, vowing to myself that I'd check my gauge often, once I got past the evil influence of those garter rows and ribbing at the cast-on.

I checked. I'm getting 14 stitches in 4 inches. Wrong. The jacket back should be 30 inches across at the bottom; that...thing on my needles is 24 inches across.

Shortly, that...thing will not exist.

Why didn't you all tell me I was wrong choosing smaller needles? I need larger needles!

goes off to rummage through the needle stash, mumbling to herself waaaay more than usual


Laurie said...

Who THINKS when we read blogs? I mean...yeah. You are right.

Marcy said...

Lookit all the blogging going on around here! Yikes.

Batty said...

I'm the queen of messed-up gauge. If I hadn't kept my mouth shut, your problem would be worse, not better!

gayle said...

We've all been there...
Beautiful yarn, beautiful pattern. It'll be all right.


I'm sorry but I never knit a gauge swatch I belong to the Anti Gauge League at Rav. I hate those things and they lie. Good Luck.