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10 June 2007 @ 08:51 pm
knitting help  
I know when you check your tension/gauge you use bigger needles if you've too many stitches/rows in the measurements given, and smaller needles if you've too few. What do you do if you've the right amount or slightly too many stitches, but not enough rows?
 
 
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dubnordie on June 10th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
Go half and half?!

No, don't you go down a needle size? Go ask wyvernfriend....
a very caring potatomollydot on June 10th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
But then I'll have too many stitches per row!

Perhaps I can keep to the same needles and add more rows?
dubnordie on June 10th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
mebbie. dunno. you have me confused!
Blink: Granny in Trainingunblinkered on June 10th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Panic? Argh!

I was in Stephen's Green for World Wide Knit in Public Day and confused passers by yesterday! Wheeeee!
dubnordie on June 10th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
Did you do it as part of SNBIE or not? (asks she, the list mom of said group).
Blink: Comfy Kittenunblinkered on June 10th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
I did, I was part of the Dundalk contingent - were you there?

Hi Mom! :D
dubnordie on June 10th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
nooo, being all in a foreign country like! I'm the one who pops in once in a while and does random posts, rarely about knitting!

Rather than be cryptic here, see you over there sometime?!
Blinkunblinkered on June 10th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
I can see how that would be a problem...we had a blast, though! And the weather was beautiful! (Although, if you read Lien's blog you'll see that we caused a bit of a stir with law enforcement! Heee!)

And sure! I go by sketchyblink in the other place. :D
dubnordie on June 10th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
Hah! found ya! Interesting name! (though I don't have a link to Lien's blog, so....)
Blinkunblinkered on June 11th, 2007 09:59 am (UTC)
*apologises to mollydot for continuing to hijack her post*

Lien's blog is here (and you can see about 40% of me in the second pic - I'm the one standing against the railing wearing red trousers).

The Yahoo! name is an old one...I've been going by some variation of Blink online forever and when I set up my Yahoo! account I was somewhat addicted to iSketch...
a very caring potatomollydot on June 11th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
I don't think I'll be recognising you from that photo...
a very caring potatomollydot on June 10th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
Good idea. I'll try that.

I forgot about that. I'd been thinking of popping in. I believe a couple of other people I know were there.
Blinkunblinkered on June 10th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Awww....what a shame - we had a blast! Do you go to any of the Dublin SnBs?
a very caring potato: crowdmollydot on June 11th, 2007 06:58 am (UTC)
Not any attached to the mailing list. In theory, I meet up with another group, but I've only actually met them as a group once, and two other times I was the only one who turned up in the host's house.
Blink: Granny in Trainingunblinkered on June 11th, 2007 10:00 am (UTC)
*g* Well, if you ever fancy a trip up to Dundalk on a Tuesday... ;)
verenkaverenka on June 10th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
I have no idea! But the octopus in your icon is soooooo cute!!
a very caring potato: knitted cthulhu cardmollydot on June 11th, 2007 06:56 am (UTC)
Thanks!

It's supposed to be Cthulhu, but I've been informed by the recipient of the card, who likes both Cthulhu, squid and octopuses, that it can't possibly be. No legs or wings. She says it's a squid.
It could also be a pacman ghost!
verenkaverenka on June 11th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
omg, you're right! It's a pacman ghost :-D
a very caring potato: knitted cthulhu cardmollydot on June 11th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
It's an identity confused pacman cthulhu squid!
As well as being knitting and a card.
the femme dandy highwayman: eros glitzglitzfrau on June 11th, 2007 08:15 am (UTC)
Good god, all these comments and NO answers? You have to do the maths and add in extra rows to your pattern. So, erm, if you are supposed to knit 10 rows to get 4 inches, but you actually need to knit 12, go ahead, knit 12 rows, and make sure that the increases and decreases are distributed more or less in the same place as in the original pattern. Usually in garment patterns they tell you to "knit for 20cm" rather than "knit 63 rows" anyway, so your row tension isn't as important.

What are you knitting, then?
a very caring potato: knitted cthulhu cardmollydot on June 11th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
The interbets was letting me down until you replied!

So... I've too few rows per inch, so I should leave out rows. Ok, I think I can manage that.

I've started some mittens. It's the time of year for it, isn't it? :-) I haven't blocked the swatch either. I suppose I should. :-P

My tension was out in another pattern too, but it did give length measurements, rather than row, so it was ok. Plus I hadn't actually done a tension swatch before starting anyway, just measured partway through. That one was a baby hoodie. I plan on finding a baby to fit it when it's done. I need to sew stuff together though, which I keep putting off.

I'm also doing YAS - Yet Another Scarf.
Your Momnebula1500 on June 11th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Aw man. I thought I was going to be knitting hero of the day. But you beat me to it.
a very caring potatomollydot on June 11th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
Ah go on. Tell me anyway.
Your Momnebula1500 on June 11th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
Well thanks! But yeah - what she said. As long as one dimension is OK, you can just adjust the pattern to make the other dimension work out.

I've been packing for my move, and in order to make myself pack and not spend all my time knitting, my knitting stuff was one of the first things I packed away. So I'm in knitting withdrawl! Thanks for letting me pretend I'm an expert again :)
a very caring potatomollydot on June 11th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you and you're welcome!