“Take some of your wool and the size needle your intelligence tells you might be right, and make a swatch. That is to say, suit the needle size to your own personal and peculiar way of knitting.”
– Elizabeth Zimmermann, Knitter’s Almanac
Excerpt from article:
“Usually we think of washcloths as gaugeless, “gauge not important.” But what does “gauge unimportant” really mean? That any gauge will do? Should we just follow the ball band’s recommendation? Or, do we cast on the stated amount of stitches on whatever needles we have around and proceed with confidence? After all, it is a washcloth, however it turns out, it will still be useful? Right?”
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