Friday, January 16, 2009

On Second Thought. . . .

I measured after I got home from work. I have a gauge of 23 stitches for 4". If I want the 24" size, a size 4, I would need to cast on for the size 6. Somehow that number makes me feel very insecure since this garment will be for a 2-year-old. I just don't think that I will be satisfied until I try a swatch with a size 5 needle and wash and dry that one. Perhaps I'll like it even better.

2 comments:

Deb said...

I've been trying achieve gauge on a pair of toe up socks I'm experimenting with. What a pain. Plus I'm trying a Cat Bordhi sock from her new Pathways book, so it's a new technique for me too.

By the way, I gave you an award over at my blog.

Knittinreed said...

Don't get too drawn in by the number of the size - trust you instincts with the swatch and measurements instead :-) Hopefully your math + swatch won't lie.