Can someone tell me if I have this right? If the pattern says the gauge should be 10 sts/12 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, that means that 12 rows 10 stitches wide should measure 4 inches each way, right? If I’m getting way less than that, using large needles (8 mm), and not knitting especially tightly, that means the yarn is too thin, right? The needles called for are 7 mm, but even using larger needles, my swatch produced too small a gauge.
The yarn thickness must be it. The pattern calls for a yarn that comes 40m per 50g skein. My skein is 50g and 90m. Same weight but about twice the length. So it’s too thin. Have I assessed this correctly?
Thanks in advance.