Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Something Special

After reaolving some serious gauge issues, I've begun work on a little something special for mom. It's Daphne from Book 8 The Enchanted Garden by Elsebeth Lavold in Hempathy. The pattern calls for size 1 and 2 needles giving a gauge of 23 stitches x 32 rows. I chugged along and made a sizable swatch. However, when I measured it the gauges was 29 x 39. Way off. Way, way off.

The ball band suggests size 3 and 4 needles with a gauge of 22-23 stitches and 30-32 rows. I'm now using the suggested band sizes and am very pleased with the results.

I started the sleeve Sunday evening and if all goes well this sweater will be packed from mom's trip across the country in May.


Vera H. said...

It's looking great.

Acornbud said...

Coming along nicely! What a great pattern.