my knitting gauge is off

by Lynn Anderson
(Meredith, NH. USA)

The stitch gauge is really off! The correct number of stitches is 5 1/2- 6 stitches = 1 inch and 6 rows =1 inch. The gauge is correct going across, but I have 8 rows instead 6 for the length! I have the front and back of the sweater knitted and getting ready to do the sleeves, but I'm so worried the whole sweater will be bad; I've taken it apart all the way already and don't want to start over again. I don't mind if it is long, but will it look like a pillow case? :-(

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Aug 26, 2018
The stitch gauge is really off!
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Lynn,

I usually don't worry much about the row gauge because I goes by measurement rather than counting rows. In most patterns that I've seen asks to measure the length rather than counting rows. For example, work until piece measure 8 inches, ect.

For your next project you have to make sure that you measure it before you start the next step.

Best to you on your next project and thanks for visiting.


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