Friday, October 20, 2006


I finished up my Mountain Peaks shawl yesterday, and blocked it today. As a reward I swatched my merino. The pattern I was going to use for it—notice the past tense there—Green Gables, just won't work at all. The gauge is all wrong for my yarn. If I use size 6 needles, as called for, I get a totally different stitch count. I don't wear the largest size, but going down a sweater size won't work. The measurements are still too far off. If I go down a needle size, the gauge is still wonky for that sweater.

I guess I need to find a different sweater to make out of my pretty red merino. Blah.

By the way, with all you lucky people at Rhinebeck, it's been totally quiet around here!

1 comment:

Jean said...

Your shawl is stunning!

I'm sorry your desired pattern and yarn arn't making friends with each other. Would you be willing to try modifying the pattern to fit your gauge? It might be too much of a mathmatical nightmare, but if you can make that shawl, I'm sure you could do it.

Good luck with whatever you decide!