I’m working on the Noro pattern for the “Mesh Banded Pullover”, a self striping sweater.
I swatched at size 7 needles and had too many stitches, I swatched at size 9 and had too many stitches, and now I’m at 10.75 needle size. I have made the row gauge, but now my vertical gauge is bigger than 4”. Since this pattern has yos and dropped yos, I’m wondering if there is too much yarn in the dropped yos making the knitting longer?
Am I back to swatching again at size 10 for something in between the results? I’m beginning to wonder if my skills just don’t match up to this pattern.
Photos of pattern and progress…
Thanks for your thoughts - much appreciated!