17 June 2008

Got Guage?

Great Guage Tip! This is one of those things you read and then do the duh! "I could a had a V-8" forehead slap. This is so kewl.For those of us who actually swatch....since knitting in the round is slightly different gauge than knitting flat...cast on about 60 stitches, join with out twisting, and devide among 3 needles...each of a different size. Knit the first section with a size 1 needle, second section with a size 2 needle and third section with a size 3 needle. You will have your gauge in the round for that yarn with 3 different sized needles. How kewl is that?. Knit a good 4 inches for your swatch. You may want to wash it and block it before measuring it to insure a great fitting sock. This is easier than knitting 3 swatches. I cannot take credit for this as I KNOW I read it somewhere. Just sorry I cannot remember who is due this credit.
Labels: Great Guage Tip

2 comments:

Magpie said...

What's the trick for keeping track of the 3 needles you aren't using? I have this image of me ending up with spirals of different sizes... (of course that would require that I swatch in the first place)

eKNITabeth said...

This may sound crazy, but...
I always keep extra needles stuck in my hair/ponytail (follows from years of waitressing & tucking pens there). If I were to do this, i'd probably just stick one up front toward my scalp, one in the back above the ponytail, and one through the ponytail...

like i said, call me crazy...