I am working on this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/patchwork-sampler-throw-l0603
A kind soul did the math for me and in a 4 inch gauge, she came up with 24 st/4 in (for square 1).
[li]56 * 4=224[/li][li]224/9=24.888…[/li][li]24 st / 4in.[/li][/ul]
^^^ That is how she came up with it.
So the pattern says (for square 1) to use a size 8 needle. I went down two sizes and got about 17 st/4 in. So I went down 1 at a time until I ended up at a size 3 needle. :wall:
And my gauge is still only at 19 st/4 in. :hair:
So my question is…Did she do the math wrong or do I just need to find a new pattern?? :shrug:
Something else I just thought of…should I be doing my swatch in a cable pattern instead of stockinette? I read somewhere that if the pattern doesn’t specify, do stockinette but then I read somewhere else to swatch what you’d be doing in the pattern.