Hey everyone! I’ve started my first sweater and I did a gauge swatch (my first gauge swatch, too). It was supposed to be 14 stithces for 4", but my 14 stitches were like 3.5" inches. I did another swatch with size 11 needles and it was the correct size, so I started making the sweater with 11s. Now that I’ve done about three inches of the back piece of the sweater (two inches of ribbing and one of stockinette) I checked my gauge, and 4" equals about 17 stitches. That’s pretty far off…
Do you think I should keep going (like, will blocking fix it?) or go back all the way down to 10s, or go to 10.5s?
Is it unusual for a gauge swatch to be so off from the real knit item? It kind of defeated the purpose of doing a swatch at all!