I’ve decided on this pattern for my first garment - Mesilla - and have a question about guage.
I’m using Misit Cotton & Silk and knit a flat swatch on size 8 needles. I got a guage of 3.5 per inch, and the pattern calls for 4 per inch.
My question is - considering that this sweater is knit in the round, is my guage swatch any good? I purl very loosely and that is bound to affect guage right? I would love to swatch in the round however I don’t have 16" or 12" needles in size 7 or 8.
What do you suggest I should do? Wing it on size 8 (assuming guage will be almost 4 per inch when knit in round without purling) or go buy smaller needles and do another swatch?
Thank you for taking the time to help!