Why gauge is important

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This—cowl, I guess—started its life as a legwarmer. I couldn’t find any patterns I loved, so I took measurements, figured out from that how many stitches to cast on, and only ten rows in realized that my gauge was way, way off. A friend suggested that it might be a sweater for my not-quite-3yo, so I switched from 5×5 ribbing to stockinette to make a prettier sweater.

A few inches of knitting later, it becomes clear that this is not a sweater for even a really big toddler. It *might* be a sweater for me, but I didn’t really want to make an adult sized sweater. So, instead, I put on some ribbing to match the other side, I have this really soft cowl in MIT colors, and a lesson.

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