Thanks for all the relpies,
The pattern is “Relaxed pullover” from Vogue Knitting free patterns. In the pattern it says (as written above):
• 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) 3≤oz/100g balls (each approx
207yd/188m) Lion Brand Yarn Cotton-Ease
(cotton/acrylic) in #113 cherry
• One pair size 8 (5mm) needles OR SIZE TO
I am using the exact same yarn as in the pattern, and on the yarn itself it also states that 17st X 24r = 10X10mm.
So I figure that this is the gauge that should be obtained before blocking…
So, if one swatch had too little rows and st, and the other one has too many… which one is better?
Maybe choosing a size that is a bit wider than my size, and use the smaller needles…? this is my first big project, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to improvise…
Oh, and I remembered one more thing I wanted to ask:
Should I do a few raws of ribbing at the beginning so it won’t roll, or should the blocking take care of it? (the pattern doesn’t say anything about ribbing or knitting a few rows of rice)?
Is blocking 50% cotton/50% acrilan possible? is it the same as wool?