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April 09, 2008

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Lorette

Oh man, that would make me want to go get a really big martini. For what it's worth, every time I get that cocky "I'm knitting along so great here" feeling, something really bad happens to bite me hard in the you-know-where. I think it's a knitting rule.

Caroline M

What a nightmare! I have no idea whether I knit the same as I used to, I think I do because I always used to have to go up a needle size to get the tension right when I was in my teens. It just goes to show that there's always something new to learn.

robin

Sorry to hear about that!! I know I am knitting more tightly than I used to even a year ago.

Dorothy

That's indeed frustrating. I think the older I get, the looser I knit. I don't understand this, because like you, the stitches seem to fit on the needles the same way. Sometimes I have to go down as much as 3 or 4 needle sizes. That makes me wonder how the original knitter could get such a tight gauge without forcing the stitches down the needle. One of the great mysteries of knitting, I guess.

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