Well, I’ve been working on the Simple Knitted Bodice and everything’s going quite well. My only trouble is that since I retrieved my live sleeve stitches and began working them on four DPNs, the tension is obviously a little bit different than the main body of the sweater (which was knit on circulars).
Yes, I realize now I should have done a gauge swatch for the sleeve before I started. I’ve tried loosening up my tension as I knit but that only results in sloppy looking mismatched knitting. So I’m considering going up one needle size – except that when I count my stitches per inch on the sleeve and compare it to stitches per ince in the main body, they both appear to be the same!:shrug: This even thought the sleeve stitches definitely look smaller.
I’m just a little bit puzzled. It’s not a major issue, but I’d like them to match as much as possible. Any suggestions? Thanks so much.