So today, fellow knitters, I want to talk about gauge. Continue reading “On the importance of row gauge”
After another long post yesterday, I’ll just say a very quick hello and share what I’m working on this work, linking up with As Kat Knit’s Unraveled Wednesday:
My Arctic Cardigan for the first quarter of the Good Intentions club is coming along nicely. I’ve joined in my second ball of Quarry and am just about to the point of separating out the sleeves — the joys of bulky yarn! I am a smidge worried about my gauge. The fabric feels the teensiest bit stiff, but my gauge swatch loosened after blocking, so I’m going to trust in that and carry on. I’ll give give the yoke a quick measure to see if I need to do a little tinkering to get it to the right depth before I separate or the sleeves. If I get really concerned, I’ll give it a quick block and check things out!
I’ve got a case of the sniffles come on and have spent the morning trying to carry on with my work — but I might take the afternoon as a “duvet day” (I’ve just learned this brilliant phrase) to rest, and spend a little quality time with my cardigan.
I’d love to hear what you’re working on this week in the comments!
Happy first day of October! I don’t know about you, but the temperatures are dropping and I want to cast on for everything (even more than usual). Between the excitement of Yarndale and the new yarns and patterns that are being released daily, it’s easy to lose one’s head a bit. Continue reading “Good Intentions Club”