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2009.03.27

March 27, 2009

We started up our Friday craft lunch again, CC and I.  We brought our scarves-in-progress for an entrelac comparison.

Here’s CC’s amazing scarf, which is made in Noro Silk Garden:

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I know, isn’t entrelac a whole ‘nother thing in Noro?  I mean, Malabrigo’s nice and all, but there’s something about Noro…

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Which brings us to the moral of the story:  a cautionary tale about gauge.

Both of our yarns are rated as worsted-weight.  Both of us are using US Size 9 needles.  Both of us have even worked the same number of rows.

And yet, they are not the same dimensionally.

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Hers is just about 7 1/4 inches wide, mine is a solid 8.  Hers is 9 inches long, mine is about 8 1/4.

The difference between the two doesn’t matter one bit in a scarf.  Matters quite a lot in a sweater, though.

In other knitting news, here’s where things stand with the Whisper cardigan:

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I know, it doesn’t look like much yet.  Hopefully I’ll finish the sleeve this weekend, maybe even make some inroads towards the back.

Also on tap this weekend is some serious house-cleaning – we’re having the Peep’s birthday party next week, and the only way the house will be presentable is if we work at it nonstop starting now.

Whatever you’re up to, have a great weekend.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Barbara Helen permalink
    March 28, 2009 12:17 am

    You could begin crocheting……….knitting is an amazing experiment. Often it works out but when it doesn’t then we are saddened by the feeling of wasting our time………….hope the sweater works out. It is a pretty colour
    Have a great day.

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