Gauge Swatches Lie!
I recently knit a wee sweater as a prototype for a design that’s been swirling around in my head using Three Irish Girls Lindon Merino. After having a look at the finished object, I’d like to make a few changes and I’d also like to try it out in some different yarns – so I’m giving it another go in Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Worsted. Obviously it’s providing a different feel and type of sweater but I’m excited to have such a luxurious finished object.
However, my gauge swatch totally lied. I swatched and found that I was getting 5 spi on the needles I wanted to use. Great, thought I, since I want this piece to measure X inches across, I can just cast on 5 * X stitches and be on my merry way.
Alas, it wasn’t to be. I’m a full inch short of what I was hoping for – and I swear I measured gauge over 4 full inches! Darn. I guess it’s time to rip out and try again. I’ll get there eventually…