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Ok--I don't know what's going on...but I think I have to frog my longies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
I'm making picky pants (size M) and got 19 sts/4 inches on #7 so went up to #8...now I've somehow ended up with 20 sts/4 inches and my longies are too small! Could this be because I used bamboo for the gauge swatch but then ended up knitting on aluminum? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br>
I think if I size up the needles even more the knit will be too loose for good waterproofness...<br>
So what if I use the instuructions for a size L so they'll end up more like a M since my gauge is off?<br>
One last question: if I do cast on for a size L but knit them so they end up as a M, I still need as much yardage as the L calls for, right? It's still the same number of stitches as an L but the stitches are just smaller?<br>
Shoot--now I don't have enough yarn.
 

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if you used different needles for the swatch than what you plan to use for the actual project, that can make a HUGE difference. Also, did you do a fake round swatch, or a flat swatch? Third - what yarn are you using? You might be using a yarn that is too thin for the gauge.
 

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I did a flat gauge swatch <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I'm one of those people that don't even usually do one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br>
The yarn is Morehouse Merino 3-strand, which is supposed to be 4.5 sts/inch on 7-9...but it sure seems thinner than that to me.
 
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