Monday, September 13, 2010

I've got a feeling....

I've got a feeling that I shouldn't have ignored the gauge swatches I did for the Adams Rib Cap-Sleeve Wrap. They told me to knit it in an 8, the gauge was right in an 8. I had also knit the swatch in a 7, because I'm a loose knitter and always have to go down a needle size. It was a bit tighter, but I preferred how it looked. I also thought that seeing as this was a rib, it would be easy to block it to the size I want. I had seen many people of different sizes (large to small) try on the size medium sample at Stitches Midwest and it looked good on them all. I thought that if I knit the medium with a seven, it would be around a size small and would fit little ol' me. I'm getting nervous though now. Why would I choose to ignore the gauge swatch?!

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Have decided that I'm going to keep knitting on this and hope it blocks close enough to size. If not, I've just knit my daughter a really nice sweater that I'm going to be totally jealous. The next day or so will tell the fate of this project.

5 comments:

Carrie#K said...

While it's commendable to be such a nice Mum, I really hope that it doesn't turn out that way.

Nice color!!

stitching under oaks said...

fingers crossed that it'll fit...it looks beautiful.

Jessica said...

Uh oh. Did I give you wrong-needle-size-itis via the web?

Denise said...

I had to check out the pattern on rav, never heard of it, but oh it looks nice. Hope you get to keep it ;)

Ally Johnston said...

Hope it blocks out to the right size for you. I'm sure it will, rib always pulls in and looks small.