Friday, January 13, 2006

Got Gauge?

FLAK Part 1 ("Materials, Swatching, and Measurements") - Cont.

After washing the Elann Highland Peruvian wool and allowing all the skeins to dry I knit a ~9 x 6 Moss Stitch swatch using US size 5 Addi Turbo needles. I did notice washing the wool beforehand caused it to fluff up (bloom) and it has a lot of bounce.

The swatch measured 20sts x 34rows.

Next I soaked the swatch in water and laid it out on a towel to dry nudging it gently. When dry the swatch measured 22sts x 32rows.

Yes, I got gauge. Now it is time to knit swatch #2 for FLAK.

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