How to Get a Measurement on Open Knits

I often knit yarn on a larger needle than suggested because I like open, drapey fabric. When you do this, be careful when you measure your knitting. It's tempting to stretch your work lengthwise so you can move things along more quickly. But you may be sorry…

Examples

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Example 1

Stella knitted in Habu A-148 on US 6 needles.

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Example 2

Weekend Wrap knitted in Habu A-111 using US 17 needles.

I always tell knitters to stretch their work widthwise to the called-for measurements (check your schematics for that figure). Then measure your length. This can make a difference of several inches in your finished piece – especially on something like the Weekend Wrap. You don't want short, skimpy fronts!

Comments

Cocoknits

Hi P L Solomon, it’s called the Weekend Wrap! You can purchase it on our website (in the pattern section) or on Ravelry. We think this would be a great first garment pattern. :) Happy knitting!


P L Solomon

Hello, do you have a pattern for your long open knit vest shown on this page? It’s lovely! I’m a new knitter and I’m very interested in learning to knit garments.


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