Knit 2 Par 3

Monday, April 02, 2007

Swatch Out , You Made a Mistake

Last night I put the finishing inches on the Majolica Sweater and sewed it all together and sat down to figure out how much blocking it needed and found out - it's not the size I imagined it would be. It's a a bit too narrow and just a little too short on both the body and sleeves.

And do you know why? I didn't do a swatch to check the gauge.

I've been knitting long enough to know better, so I have no alternative but to blame myself for giving in to knitting machismo. We all think we knit right to scale,

Mysteriously, some people wrote a song about the horror of improper gauge, but I am sure they did not know it was about knitting at the time.


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