I want to make a sweater pattern that with a yarn that I have in my stash, which has been waiting for the right sweater and I want this sweater! Problem, the gauge says 14 sts and 20 rows=4", my gauge is 20 sts and 20 rows=4". I think if I go up a needle size it just won’t look right. would I make the next size up or won’t that work?
Cozy v-neck pullover from Fitted knits by stefenie Japel
With larger circular needle, cast on 48 sts. Do not join.
Raglan set-up row (ws): p1, place marker, p8, place marker, p30, place marker, p8, place marker, p1
Row 1 (rs) KFB, sl marker, KFB, (init to 1 st before marker, KFB, sl marker, KFB) 3 times–56 sts
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl
Row 3 KFB (knit to 1 st before marker , KFB, sl marker, KFB) 4 times, knit to last st, KFB 66 sts
Next RND: knit
Next RND: ( knit to 1 st before marker, KFB, sl marker, KFB ) 4 times , knit to end 204 sts
Rep last 2 rnds 1 (4,7,11)times more. knit 1 rnd
separate sleeves from body
next rnd: knit front sts. place 2 sts of first sleeve on scrap yarn, kinit back sts. place 42 sts of second sleeve on scrap yarn, knit front sts
Work even for 7 " Change to smaller needle and work in k2, p2, rib until sweater measures 17" from underarm, or to desired length,. Bind off loosely.
transfer 42 sts for one sleeve ot larger needle, Don not join. work even in ST st for 15 rows, dec 0 sts evenly spaced on last rnd. Change to smaller needle, work in k2,p2 rib until sleeve measures 18" from underarm or to desired length. Bind off loosely.
with RS facing and using smaller circular needle, beg at center of V-neck, pick up and knit 21 sts alone right front edge, 8 sts across top of sleeve, 30 sts alone left front edge, do not join. Work back and freoth in k2, p2 ribbing for 2". Bind off. With yarn threaded on a darning needle, cross right flap of ribbing over left and slip st into place.
Seam sleeves. weave in ends