Gauge is the measure of how you and your yarn and your needles are working together.
- How many stitches per inch?
- How many rows per inch?
- Are your results matching what the pattern is expecting?
- If not, will you be able to adjust the needle size or find a sweater size that will work using the gauge you have knit?
I keep trying.
|You probably can't see it. It's 3x3 ribbing; k3,p3.|
Will wait for it to dry and set and then measure.
The entire sweater is a ribbed one, with a boat neck. Simple.
As long as the gauge matches.
Still trying for that 1942 cardigan inspiration item.
|From top to bottom: US2 (2.75 mm); Addi 2(2.5mm),|
something between a 3 and a 4 (more than 3.5mm and less
than 4.0 mm)
Three swatches, three different needle sizes. Still not sure which will be the choice.
Everyone who's known me for any length of time knows my favorite expression: It's not supposed to be this hard. I thought needles had been standardized. Guess not.
So I've taken the time to check my gauge. Stay tuned.
PS This process will surely save me the heartache of a sweater too small or too large, but yes, it's taken quite a bit of time.