I’m starting the Skully sweater from Stitch 'N Bitch, and I’m having gauge problems. I’ve solved the rowing out issue (I just need to tug on my purl stitches), but now my gauge is all funky! :?? It’s supposed to be 13 st and 20 rows= 4 inches stockinette on 10.5 needles.
I knit up another swatch on #11 needles (after frogging a good 6 inches because I mismeasured my gauge the first time) and it’s 15st and 20 rows= 4 inches. Is there such a thing as a skinny knitter? It seems like my row gauge is just fine, but the stitch gauge isn’t. I don’t like the way the yarn looks on #13 needles, so going up one more size isn’t really an option. (I’m using Brown Sheep Co. Lamb’s Pride Bulky) Can you guys help me figure out how to make that gauge work? All I need is a way to make it 22" across and then I’ll just knit till it says to stop. Are there any decrease changes I’ll have to make for the armholes as well? I’m sure once I get to the sleeves you’ll be hearing about this again… but for now I’ll go with how to make the darn thing fit!
Dorothy in Omaha