I am getting gauge of 16 sts in 4" on size 7 I wasn't sure if I should keep going down a needle size until I get the correct gauge how small do you go? Is there a way to adjust the gauge I am getting to fit the dimensions of the motifs.
YarnYenta wrote:Yes I am using a worsted weight yarn I just tend to be a loose knitter. So should I just keep using a smaller needle to reach the correct gauge? I could end up on a needle as small as a 4 which seems so small that is why I was wondering if there was another way to adjust using the gauge I'm getting with the size 7
ellafricka wrote:Ok I have no idea if I did this right (I've never done a gauge swatch before).
So I used the Bernat guidelines, which say to do 14 across (and then measure from the middle 12)
I kept increasing my hook size until I could fit what I did into a square I drew on the cardboard (4x4) and then pinned it into place (assuming if it was for the CAL I would then spray with water and allow to dry to "block"). I have to admit it is pulled a little tight, and am wondering if I possibly need to go up another hook size? (currently using size J)
Thanks for any help/advice. I want to make sure this works out well, and am a little sad that this is my first time testing gauge and it clearly isn't working out well...
Shandeh wrote:The gauge swatch should not be stretched for measuring. It should be laid flat on a table, and allowed to rest naturally. The ruler is then placed gently on top of the swatch to measure it. You should probably use a larger hook. Good luck!
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