Hey there!! I’m new here and new to knitting. This is a fantastic site and of great help. I thank you all very much.
I’m trying to knit a rollover pullover sweater from Hip to Knit book. It calls for 8 bulky weight yarn --850 yd and 13 stitches and 20 rolls = 4 in. Since that yarn is very expensive, I purchased 12 discontinued Patons UpCountry which is 13 sts.=4 inches with 78 yards per ball. I got thru most of the back using almost 5 of the yarn balls and realized that I would not have enough yarn to finish. The sleeves alone were going to take more than one ball as I knitted some of the sleeve too to see if I was going to have enough. I’ve attempted to take a gauge but not being competely sure if I should count the knit side or the purl side. If I use a smaller needle, do you think I will have enough. I really don’t want to have to unravel again. I thought I would be okay because the recommended yarn and what I got was both bulky and I don’t care too much about size since it’s an oversized sweater. I’m still knitting fairly tightly so I don’t think that’s the problem. Maybe I should stick to easier projects for now. This is suppose to be a “first sweater” project so I jumped in. I have only made a scarf, hat and dishrag so far. TIA for any help or suggestions. Marlene