A thing about gauge

I was wearing my Misty Meadow shawl today which got me thinking about gauge. I don’t really care about gauge when it comes to shawls. It can turn out anywhere between a shawlette or something close to a blanket and it is all usable. And, you have no idea how it would have turned out otherwise since you can’t really change your tension. But with the Misty Meadow I can show exactly how it could have looked if only I had checked my gauge. (Don’t get me wrong, I love my shawl but it turned out smaller than was stated in the pattern. Totally my fault.)

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Me and my friend Jenny both joined the Misty Meadow Mystery Knit Along and when we were finished we admired and compared our shawls.

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The one above is mine and the other one is Jenny’s.

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We’ve followed the same pattern and used the same size needles. Compared to my shawl, Jenny’s is huge! It’s all about gauge and tension.

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Next time I make a shawl, I’ll check gauge though, I think I have enough shawlettes for now.