Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The attack of the gauge grinch

My sweater sleeve grows slowly. Many of you know the feeling. Knit, knit, knit, measure. No change! Knit, knit, knit. measure again. I have done all the increases that I calculated. The sleeve is still too narrow and shorter than expected. Check the gauge on the sweater body in the lice section. I wish I had measured the gauge on the swatch before its bath. I think it relaxed. Refigure using the new figures. I've almost finished the "extra" increases and the sleeve width looks good. I'm at 16" long and close to the 20" circumference that I aimed for. Lice will continue until 19" and then the zigzag pattern like the yoke peerie. The sleeve will be worked straight after I finish the increases. I'll count the rows of lice to make the other sleeve match.


Donna said...

If your sleeve is narrower AND shorter than you expected, that's not so bad, because you can keep knitting and increasing to get the desired result! It's when your sleeve is too narrow but already the desired length that you have to, sigh, rip.

Tracy said...

Hope it works out. Keep on truckin'.