My knit-along hostesses probably think that I'm a big slacker. Not a single post about anything knit-along related has appeared on this blog since I joined. Well, even though things seem to be jumping at the Very Long Knit-Along Sock, that one doesn't officially start until 15 January. I'm safe there. The Men-in-Hats Along is another story.
Well, Madalyn, today I have something for you!
Let's put the cardigan to the side for a few days. It's not misbehaving, I just need to look at a different yarn for a while. My Classic Elite Gatsby was patiently waiting to be knit.
At Knitsmiths today, I started Dad's hat. With Matt's hat I confirmed that my gauge changes when I knit in the round. I noticed it in previous knit-in-the-round projects. No matter how much I checked my gauge with a flat swatch, the finished project would always be bigger than I expected.
This time, instead of swatching, I simply measured the gauge of Matt's hat. Sure enough, I went from 3.25 stitches per inch in my flat swatch, to 2.75 stitches per inch in the finished object. That's a whopping half stitch per inch! No wonder I was having sizing problems.
We'll see if I get more exact sizing this time.