Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Newbie question

Hi, I need some input. I finally finished my Sunrise Circle Jacket, and I am ready to commit fully to picovoli. However I realized my guage is off and need to use a size 9 needle. My question is, will this be too large a gauge for this project? (Does that even make sense?) I don't want you to be able to see throught the t-shirt. What do you think?
Thanks,
Kerry

5 Comments:

Blogger LadyLungDoc said...

What type of yarn are you using? A size 9 needle sounds like it might end up being lacey. make a circular swatch and stretch it out slightly. The shirt is designed with negative ease, so there will be some stretch.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Julia said...

That sounds a bit large to me, more than double the size recommended. I agree that this would probably make the shirt come out too lacy, especially since it will stretch over the curves of your body. I'd recommend picking out a different yarn that matches the gauge.

9:28 PM  
Blogger hootsister said...

You are right Julia, I swatched with the size 9 needles and they are not going to work. I do think I will try a different yarn. I will probably order the knitpicks shine. In the meantime this project is going on the backburner.

5:03 AM  
Blogger Diane Thornton said...

I am going to find a way to make this. I have KP Shine worsted. I made Tempting 2 in KP Shine sport. I don't think size 9 is too large a needle, the bottom line is to get a gauge you can live with. Summers here are very hot and a little looser knit is good, make sure you have a bra the same color as your yarn and you're good to go! (need wierd colored bras? try undercoverexperience.co.uk)

5:28 PM  
Blogger brennx0r said...

I think that as long as you make a swatch with the Calmer, and then make a ratio of stitches per inch of it compared to that of the gauge for the pattern, and then do a little math tinkering, you should be okay.

For example, while the pattern calls for 22 every 4", and you find that you get 16 stitches every 4", you will find that you need to take all the stitch numbers in the pattern for your size and multiply that by

16/22

or .72

If you, say, wanted to make the smallest size, you would have to take the 120 stitches stated to cast on, and multiply that by .72.

(for the result of 86.4)

From here, the important part is that you round up to the next number that is a multiple of four(since all the increases and descreases are in multiples of 4).

The resulting cast on would be 88 sts. From here, you would have to recalculate all the row stitch counts from the cast on number you created (the ratio of .72 don't work for this since you end up rounding)

It takes some number crunching, but not at all impossible to do :)

I hope this helps! :)

9:22 AM  

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