Monday, January 01, 2007

Further than I would have thought

Starting the new year with the next skein of the sweater. I'm surprised, the first skein of Sockotta has gone to 8 and a half inches in length up the body. This from a 100 gram, 414 yard skein that the label suggests it be used with a size 2 to get 7 stitches to the inch, and I'm using a size 3 and getting 6.4 stitches to the inch, though I should double-check I'm still on gauge sometime soon.

So, getting back to the decision of how long to make the body before stopping for the underarms, there are two parts to the decision. The problem is that it's going to be hard to predict how deep the sweater will be from the shoulders down to the underarm. Therefore, I can guess how far up to go based on the heavier gauge sweaters I already have, but this will take careful estimating.

Then again, if I would bother to finish the calculations for the rest of the sweater now, and take a row gauge off the existing knitting, then I would get an even better guess. It's a thought.

Am looking forward to seeing all that progress cause a FO Dance!
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