Lessons in Knitting: or Why Gauge is Important

Way back in March, I posted a free pattern for a french press cozy. The finished product is meant to look like this:

frenchpress cozy - design*sponge

The pattern looked easy enough, so I set about knitting one for the french press that the Mister was keeping in his office at school. I don't usually make coffee with the french press, so I hadn't bothered to see how the cozy worked until this morning.

french press cozy gone wrong


french press cozy gone wrong

I quickly threw the buttons on this morning, so they're looking mismatched and haphazard, but they are the least of my worries.

french press cozy gone wrong

Oh Elizabeth Zimmerman! How right you were. The chapter on gauge is required reading (I still haven't read it). I've never been one for gauge, but it's a math thing. I honestly believe I have dyscalculia (math dyslexia), so anything that involves math is not my friend. This is probably why my first (and only) sweater was a bit of a disaster (it was HUGE!).

Although, to be fair, the french press was in the office at school and I wasn't able to check my knitting against it. I might actually be right on gauge, but that doesn't help if his french press is smaller than the model used for the original pattern.

Ah well. I'll just have to frog it a bit.


Posted byHello Pineapples! on Monday, July 14, 2008  


ellyodd said... October 11, 2008 at 7:07 PM  

If you ever want to talk to other dyscalculics, go to http://dyscalculiaforum.com :)

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