Monday, September 22, 2008

Why is it important to do a gauge swatch?


So, about 2 years ago, I decided to knit myself a sweater. I had similar weight yarn...used the needle size in the pattern and away I went. It was knit from the bottom to top, on circulars, so I didn't notice how big this really was. Hit a snag at the separation of the arms and took it to a LYS for help...she explained that this was huge and recommended I frog and start over. It has been sitting in a bag since. I will be frogging soon and I have a pattern in mind. BUT I WILL DO A GAUGE SWATCH first. :-)