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November 24, 2007


Caroline M

I never used to wash my swatches but that was in my acrylic days. Since coming back to knitting I've developed some better habits. I think I've only had a swatch grow once but it was a scary moment and totally unexpected.


You know, I've never been able to hit gauge with Alice Starmore, but with Lavold I've hit it every time within one needle size. Crazy, huh? Gauge is one of the great mysteries of the universe. But yes, Thora will indeed be so worth it.


I have trouble hitting EL's gauge too, but no problems with other designers, within a needle size or maybe two at the most.

The problem with dropping so many needle sizes, as I'm sure you're aware, is the resulting thickness of the fabric and/or row gauge problems with a pattern that focuses on rows. Not that you need to take advice from ME of all people, but I would actually redo the math to get the result you want, with needles that get you closer to the original intended thickness/drape of the fabric. Just my $.02.


OMGosh! If you had to do a whole sweater on #1s - I will bow down to you. Wow.

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