Friday, July 20, 2007

Need help getting gauge

I'm new here, just got the book and am would like to knit every one of these gorgeous socks! Thought I would start with ther beautiful waving lace, but I can't get the gauge. Have tried it on#1 needles and on #0 needles and can't seem to get more than 7.25 per inch. I don't knit that loosely. The yarn I am using is Rowan Soft 4 ply (fingering weight) -- could it be the yarn?

Please give me suggestions.


Tanya said...

I'm not familiar with that yarn but I looked it up and according to them, the gauge is 7st/inch on 3. It might be a little thicker than regular fingering especially if you do knit slightly looser. I don't know what type of needles you use but I have found that since I have switched from bamboo to metal my knitting has gotten tighter and I don't have to go down in needle sizes as often as I had to (and I don't snap them in half...hee). Don't think this helped but there you go!

Helenmarie said...

Thanks! I have been using bamboo needles. Will try it on the metal ones.