Saturday, April 7, 2007

A note on the Importance of Guage

During March's Guild meeting, Jackie S. demonstrated steeks on Linda J.'s Norwegian sweater. Linda fitted the sleeves, and wore it to the meeting in April.

Doesn't it look great?

But Linda says looks can be deceiving. She recommended checking gauge when you move from one-color to multi-color knitting. Though we cannot tell by looking, Linda demonstrated that the top, stranded part of the sweater was much tighter than the bottom.

The thing is, all of us KNOW this.... but how often do we ignore this knowledge, and just forge ahead? I rip, and rip, and rip... because of errors with gauge... even though I know better. I guess I am on a slow learning curve on that one.

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