I have been busy working on swatches since my last visit. Please stay with me.
Pattern calls for gauge to be:
22 sts and 28 rows = 4 " in Stockinette Sts…size 6 needles.
This is for the medium pattern with the chest size (finished) 40"
I need it to be larger. My chest size is 42 1/2.
Pattern can be found by googling Classic Elite Yarns. next scroll down to the book section and click on the picture of ‘Classic Elite 100 Gorgeous Designs for Every Occasion’. The sweater is the first one at the top of the page…Picot V-Neck Pullover.
I used Encore Worsted weight and washed the swatches …they washed beautifully.
First I did a gauge swatch using size 6 needles. it measured 4" and has 5 1/2 sts to an inch.
I then did another gauge swatch using size 8 needles this one measures 4 1/2 inches wide with 5 sts to an inch. I am thinking this may work even though it will measure (when finished) 45" around. If you looked at the pattern it is very loose. I also like the drape of this gauge…not stiff. I am open to all suggestions.
If my math is correct I could use # 7 needles and probably get 42 1/2 chest size but this pattern looks loose at the chest to me. Please let me know what you think!!!
I also looked on the internet and found some articles on gauge…they were very informative.
I am very motivated about knitting and eager to learn!!! :knitting:
Thank you all for your continued help!!!