Ive been flicking through some old Knitmaster patterns from the 70s and have come across a fair few that i wouldnt mind trying to knit. The only problem is Im not really that good at getting my tension to meet the tension stated in the pattern. Normally i use Knitware to design things according to my tension but when you read from a pattern you have to follow the set tension.
Im just wondering how people go about this? To do it properly do i need to choose a tension dial i feel is appropriate for the yarn and then knit a proper tension swatch as described in the instruction book and then measure the swatch?? What if this tension didnt match the one needed in the pattern? Would i then have to choose a different tension dial number and re-do the whole tension swatch again?
People's thoughts on this would be much appreciated, thank you