Sunday, December 1, 2019

To Knit and Knit Again

 Ahhh, nothing like a good round dishcloth to clear your head!
(15 stitches on #6 needles)
 The first attempt at the top down sweater wasn't a win;
see how bunchy it is along the neck band and the body of the sweater?
Totally unacceptable.
Following a pattern blindly can make you think this is how it should look.
I did learn what I wanted to change 
and made notes galore on the pattern with new numbers to tackle this again!
 And this worked out much better!
No bunching where you pick up the stitches for the band!
It is better ratio of picking up stitches is all.
Lengthening the neck band didn't change the rest of the pattern so I should be good
to continue to the body of the sweater -again!
Look at the new gauge ruler-
it is from Akerworks sold by Mason Dixie Knits.
Very easy to get the numbers needed to have your knits fit!
Give a big welcome to December!


  1. I love that gauge ruler!!!

  2. Glad you were able to solve the problem with the neckline.

  3. I see your dishcloths and want to make some right this second. I love them. Good luck with the sweater finish.

  4. What wonderful projects you have going on. I have been out of the loop and everyone is knocking it out!

  5. I'm glad you figured the sweater out. It looks great now and I love that handy-dandy gauge ruler. I usually use 21 stitches on my round dishcloths, I'm thinking I should try 16!


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