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.


Sara said...

It's gorgeous so far!

noricum said...

Thanks! It was hard (emotionally, not physically) to rip it out, but now I've made it back to the same place, plus a bit farther. I'm not quite at gauge, but I'm closer. (It turns out it's 25 sts / 4", but I think I'm getting 24 sts / 4"... I figure that's close enough. I've got big hands anyway.)