Silver Threads

a knitting blog with occasional side trips

The gauge swatch lied (again)

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Signs that you might be off-gauge with your current project:

  • The kit you’re making it from came with two skeins of blue yarn. You’ve used somewhat more than half of one skein.
  • Although it’s a baby blanket, the fabric has the drape of a throw rug.
  • The pattern swears that the diameter of the finished blanket is 50 inches. Remember that you have decided that there’s an error somewhere and the finished diameter will be closer to 44 inches. Still, the fact that the four remaining rounds of the blanket cannot possibly bring it up to even 44 inches should give you pause.

Looks like my 8.00 mm hook will be getting a workout after all.

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