Sunday, April 10, 2011
Getting 22 stitches per 4 inches, instead of 24. I think the pattern must have been written by a tight knitter, because it calls for 3.5 mm / US 4, and that's the size needles the yarn recommends to get 22 stitches per 4 inches.
Punching in the numbers, the gauge difference is adding an inch to the circumference. Looks like I need to rip and restart on smaller needles. :(
Besides the size, a looser gauge will be less durable, and let more wind through.
Trying to balance keeping the floats loose with getting a tighter gauge is going to be tricky.
Pattern: Wool Trends double mitten with knitted-in angora lining (note: I got a different angora yarn than the one listed on the kits page), Ravelry link.
Ravelry project page.