To gauge or not to gauge…
I bet you thought I was going to silently slink away and never mention the Whisper Cardigan from Interweave Knits again, didn’t you? Well, truth be told, I almost gave it up after ripping it 4 or 5 times, but I really want one. And since sweaters don’t knit themselves, I guess I have to knit it!
So yesterday I did some research on Ravelry to see if others were working on this pattern and if any of them had had any problems. Well it turns out, a lot of them did! Oh and can you believe there are 441 Ravelers working on this pattern right now? Wow! 3 people are using the same yarn as me, albeit in different colors. And all three had to go down in needle size to get gauge. Aha! I knew it!
I did a gauge swatch (again!) last night in the smaller needles (US 5) and reached a gauge of 6.75 stitches per inch. The pattern calls for 6 stitches per inch. So I think the difference is negligible enough to just forge on ahead and cast on for the medium size. Here’s a picture of the bland glory that is my gauge swatch!
Wish me luck!