The B&L sport weight (BTW, Marie commented on how appropriate my Olympic Knitting is being done on 'Sport ' weight yarn. Clever isn't she?) needed a bigger than 4mm needle to give EZ's required gauge of 20 stitches. Rather than take it step by step and go to a 4.5, I went right to the top of EZ's list and tried the 5mm. The gauge was perfect for the sweater. 20 stitches exactly. Dead on. Yippee. Done with gauge swatches.
Before bed last night, I pinned it to the blocking board. Top notch
This morning I measured.
IF I give it just the tiniest squish, it is 20 stitches. Unsquished, it definitely reads 19.
The computer makes the stitches easy to see, and the mouse easy to count them, so please, count them for me. Is there any way I could,
I think my swatch on 5 mm needles is good enough. After all, who needs a blocked sweater. Unblocked looks great. My coach says "Try again. One more time. You can do it, Brenda."
Today, my goal is another swatch. 5.5mm needles this time.