• 15Jun
    Categories: knitting Comments: 0

    …at least when it comes to knitting gauge. 

    yarn grows on trees

    I went to my LYS the other day and found yarn for my flapper cloche.  Since it we are having a hot midwestern summer, I did not want to knit the hat in bulky wool.  Not only would I be miserable wearing it, I would be the only woman wearing a winter hat in the summer.  Instead I chose both a bamboo and a cotton/acrylic blend, and I will use both together.  (Although I would love to make it in a nice tweed for the winter.)  Now I had to reconcile the pattern, which called for size 13 needles, with the yarn, which is a fingering weight.  I have tried to “wing it” in the past and not do a gauge, but that often fails and I end up with a project that does not fit properly.  I tried my first gauge on size 11, but it was beginning a hatstill too loose…so I tried 9…then finally settled for size 7.  Then I set about rewriting the pattern around the new gauge.  So far it is coming along nicely…

    I just hope it fits when it is finished!  It is always a little scary for me when I am under a time constraint and I am not absolutely positive the item will fit.  When I finish it, I will post my pattern modifications for reference. 

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