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Knitting gauge help

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yaela123 Sat 25-Feb-17 21:18:57

I've knitted a gauge swatch for a pattern which is supposed to be 11.5 stitches and 22 rows = 10 cm

Except mine is 19.5 stitches and 23 rows = 10cm

How can the stitches be this far off but the rows almost correct?

I'm not using the recommended yarn - could this be related?

AdaColeman Sat 25-Feb-17 21:21:30

Try again with the correct yarn.

elephantoverthehill Sat 25-Feb-17 21:22:42

confused How can you have 0.5 of a stitch?

elephantoverthehill Sat 25-Feb-17 21:24:39

Oh I suppose you could measure to the centre of a stitch.

severaltypesofcheese Sat 25-Feb-17 21:27:10

Are you using a much thinner yarn than recommended? Maybe try holding two strands at once?

severaltypesofcheese Sat 25-Feb-17 21:30:17

You will need to go up a few needle sizes too if you hold it double.

What are you making?smile

yaela123 Sat 25-Feb-17 22:12:33

The correct yarn is too expensive sad

I realised my yarn has a smaller recommended needle size so I might try again with a new yarn with the same recommended needle size as the pattern.

It's for fingerless gloves smile

PolterGoose Sun 26-Feb-17 13:31:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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