Sunday, May 08, 2011

Headscratching

As I've been playing merrily with the grannies my knitterly thoughts have turned to what garment I should feel disappointed by knitting next. I've got a real contender for that crown with the Double V Cardigan I started last summer.
Before abandoning it for who knows what shiny new project I knit the sleeve I'd promised myself I'd start with to try and grapple sensibly with the gauge issue. Having spent a lot of this afternoon. measuring/headscratching/searching Ravelry for the meaning of life I'm starting to think the Short Lucky 'press on in there and make the best of what you end up with' approach should always be followed, it might at least mean I get to knit which is after all the aim of this game.

I've been round the houses scribbling numbers on paper but I think basically my row gauge is quite a way out 23=4 compared to the pattern 28=4 so I'll need to adjust for that in the body. Stitch gauge is also a stitch out over 4 inches - 24 instead of 23 but given the amount of stretch here I don't think that's a concern. 

I've looked at cardigan patterns until they're all merging to find one I might use this yarn for instead of this one and nothing's grabbing me so the best part of a year on I'm going to grasp the needle and get on with it!

10 comments:

Spinster Beth said...

Go forth and knit, ye knitter!

Rose Red said...

You can doo eeeeet! It's such a pretty colour and pattern!

drkknits said...

oh i think trust your instincts. maths, and thinking, is evil. go on and do it, it will turn out fine!

Lynne said...

I like what I see - a pretty colour and pattern; go for it!

Linda said...

Things like that drive me mad, I would have frogged by now! You are braver than me though. It is such a beautiful colour.

marycatharine said...

Gauge drives me insane... mine is hardly ever right. I feel your pain, since you're doing the math you're bound to be successful!

Louise said...

Continue on! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Charity said...

Good for you! It's looking lovely so far! :)

raining sheep said...

That is looking unbelievable!! what a gorgeous pattern and I love that gorgeous azure blue color. I would just knit!

Rachel said...

So happy your are going for it...that pattern and that color are just amazing. I know you'll figure out how to make it work!!

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