I consider myself an experienced knitter. One thing I find impossible is getting the gauge correct. My knitting is always larger.
If the pattern calls for a 5.5mm needle I go down to a 5 or even a 4.5 to get the correct number of stitches. The problem is that when I do this I have too many rows in the swatch (I have 25 or so instead of 20). This becomes a real problem when what I am knitting has a "bra
The bra section fits horizally but not vertically. In other words across the front it fits but is too short and Im not sure how to adapt the pattern to add extra length.
I have gotten to the point where I drop down to the 5mm needle and choose the size smaller than I would normally wear. Things still don’t fit the way I want them to, so I’ve been knitting a lot of things where the gauge isn’t as big a deal.
I have an awesome top for myself and a dress for my daughter I really want to knit, but until I can get the gauge thing fixed I don’t dare start them.
Any and all help would be gratefully appreciated.