I have an old book, the pattern calls for sock or sport yarn/ I want to use my fuji #4. The gauge on the pattern shows 8 sts to the inch, I have tried to adjust it and can’t get to that measurement where the swatch looks good. Is it okay to adjust the number of stitches? How would I figure it out?
VERY CONFUSING…the needles that i seemed to get a good look on are #4. giving me 2 1/2 inches to 16 stitches. Is there any way to calculat that?
It is a cardigan so I wouldn’t mind a bit of looseness, but how do I figure out the number of stitches.
the original pattern calls for 126-134 on size 1 and 2 needles.
I am using 3 & 4 . I am getting 6 stitches to the inch. I thought I could try 100-104. Does that sound right???
And of course the yardage needed. All of the patterns that I have seen call for about 1000 -1100 yards. But that is with a larger needle size. Would the yardage needed have to be adjusted to accommodate the smaller needle?