So I have learned some new things about the finer points of gauge swatches, or as Lucy calls them, tension squares. I could improve my technique, apparently, as you can see from my anouk pinafore and the Miss Dashwood hat. Much as I try to blame the pattern designers, it is likely my very own fault. I thought I was getting gauge, but I probably wasn't. Specifically, I wasn't making my squares large enough, I wasn't measuring them in the middle, and I wasn't washing them prior to measuring.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Here is Tia Louise with the flat cat I knit for Ivy. I don't understand the instructions for the ears, even though I've made one before. The pattern says to stitch in between two markers, but I don't get what they mean. When I make one big stitch and pull tight, like I did last time, the ears are shaped weird. So I'm going to get help from Cristin, who has knit countless flat cats. Hence, the long tail of yarn hanging down the side. Ivy loves it, too.