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Re: canuck sweater

New postby bridesmom on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:41 pm

Me too, it goes fast, and if it's too big they always can grow into it. If I make it for me and it's too big it usually ends up in the thrift bin or garbage. I get frustrated knitting. My swatch gauge is good, then I start to knit and I always always end up way bigger than what the patterns says it's supposed to be. The little blue sweater I just finished is supposed to be a size 4, and came out larger than the size 6 measurements. I just don't get it.
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Re: canuck sweater

New postby lendube on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:05 am

Just knit a smaller gauge. If you're consistantly ending up with everything too big than you knit too loosely as you get comfortable with your stitches. Have you used the bamboo needles? They're wonderful. They have a bit of grip to them. Just enough.
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Re: canuck sweater

New postby bridesmom on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:09 pm

I had a few sets and gave them to my oldest stepdaughter, now I just have the metal ones from my mom. I think the next sweater I do, I'll do the swatch gauge, then go down 1/2 needle size and see how that works.
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Re: canuck sweater

New postby lendube on Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:13 pm

Boy, once I tried bamboo needles I couldn't go back and have been switching to all bamboo as I go along. I love them. I'm ready to start a new knitting project. Haven't done any for a while now. Let us know how downsizing works for you.
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