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Warming Up

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Posted - 09/17/2006 :  07:48:02 AM  Show Profile Send butterflygirl13 a Private Message
I hate it when patterns tell you to measure your gauge across the pattern stitch and then don't tell you the number of stitches in a multiple of the pattern.

Anyone else hate this as well?


Guardian angel

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Posted - 09/17/2006 :  7:24:34 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
The nuimber of stitches in a multiple is not significant in a gauge swatch and that is probably why it is not mentioned there. The total number of stitches is more important. For a more accurate swatch, work a gauge swatch that is about 6 inches wide and 6 inches tall. Doing it in a pattern stitch makes it doubly important that the swatch be big enough.

Usually the number of stitches in a repeat is listed right with the pattern stitch which is further down in the pattern. If determine the number of stitches in a repeat, look at the written out pattern and count the stitches, eliminating those that lead up to the * and those that follow the second * or parentheses or whatever they use to identify the repeat.

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