Monday, April 16, 2007

My sizing experience...

While I cannot predict the outcome for those of you expressing concerns with the "fit" of your gloves, I would like to share my experience.

On my first glove, I was to the point of adding on the first finger, and I ALMOST frogged the entire thing and started over. I did not, and I am so glad that I didn't, as my glove fits beautifully.

I used size 2.00mm (0) needles, am a tight knitter, but do have some experience with stranding. Karen posted her thoughts at the time of my concern, explaining that she thought during the blocking process, the stitches would even out, and the gloves would expand in size a little bit. Her post is entitled "Color Stranding Notes" posted on April 7th.

I switched to size 2.25mm needles for the fingers, and actually had to add more stitches than the pattern called for. But what was achieved was a very good fit. Throughout the entire process, I would often remove the entire glove from all needles, putting on waste yarn to try on. I was nervous - but all was well in the end.

Each hand/wrist is so different in size, and everyone's knitting gauge is also varied, but just wanted to share with you my experience. I am glad that I did not frog. I hope to have glove #2 completed later in the week - and will certainly be posting a photo at that time.

Kathy in Iowa


Susie Hewer said...

Hi Kathy,

Sorry to be thick, but what does "frogged" mean please?


Confused knitter in England!

Kathy said...

Sorry - "Rip it, Rip it" says the frog. Means to rip it out and start all over.

Don't feel "thick" - I used to think I was the only one that did not know -- that and alot of other things! If in doubt - please ask.

Susie Hewer said...

HAHAHA, now I understand. Thank you.