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Work in progress Wednesday - the thing about row gauge

I don't worry too much about my row gauge. particularity in a pattern like Strathendrick, where the instructions say to "knit to xx cms". So when I swatched I looked a stitch gauge and whether I liked the fabric. After I started knitting I realised that the final row, which goes all the way across the shoulders, would end in a random spot unless I did some planning.

Kate Davies appears to have ended at a random spot in the repeat, but I know I want it to end on a row 17 or 34 - the yellow rows.

So I did the maths and worked it out. While I was there, I though to check the size of the arm. the smallest size, which I am knitting, leads to a 25 cm arm at the elbow. If I haven't mentioned it in the last 5 minutes - I do crossfit:

Those arms are not going to squeeze down to 25cm. So I  did more maths - it's not very tricky, just making the pre armscyth part shorter, and the chest but longer, to make the sleeve opening wider. So I'm knitting the length measurements for the second largest size for the top bit, but keeping the width of the smallest size, and hopefully I will end on a row 34. With all of this tinkering I've worked out my final jumper will be four centimeters shorter than the pattern calls for. That's not a lot and I am very short, so that works - although we'll see what actually happens, given that gauge swatches lie at the best of times, and this is quite a massive piece of knitting.  



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