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I want to make my LTK soaker using bulky yarn. Is that possible? How do I get the gauge? I have made one (almost finished) w worsted weight but I want to make a night soaker. Any suggestions?
 

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The Hybrid Rib has separate instructions for a nighttime weight... she recommends Peace Fleece or other bulky 2-plys.<br><br>
I would imagine you could do the Original in bulky-- just figure out the math for your gauge... figure out the ratio on stitches per inch and then multiply all the numbers by that number.<br><br>
Ex: You should have 4 sts/ in but you have 3, so your ratio is 3/4. You are supposed to CO 100 sts, so you just do 75 instead. It probably won't be so neat, but that's why God invented calculators <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Good luck!<br>
~Devon
 

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Yep. You'll have to refigure your pattern stitches throughtout and recalculate at your new gauge.<br><br>
I usually take the originally # of stitches and divide by the gauge to get to the actual measurement. So, if it says cast on 50 stitches and my gauge is 5 stitches per inch, the measurement is 10 inches. Then I multiply 10 by my new gauge to get my new cast on number of stitches = 10 x 3 stitches per inch = 30 stitches.<br><br>
You'll need to do this for the cast on, refigure your increase, and refigure your decrease.
 
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