Thursday, September 1, 2011

gauge grief

You know how every pattern ever written says "use the size needles that give YOU gauge"?

Well, after two test knitters tried to make my octopus mitten pattern and told me the results were too big, I was worried that my gauge was irreproducibly small.  So I reknit the pattern myself on smaller needles.

The good news:  The pattern is still awesome!

The bad news:  Unless my hands shrink, no amount of blocking is going to make these big enough to fit me.  Fortunately I still have my original pair, so I guess these will be a christmas present to whichever of my relatives has the smallest hands.

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