Okay, so I’m NOT a lazy knitter, refusing to knit a swatch. I’m a desperate knitter with Carpal Tunnel and arthritis who wants to make thisstole, but can’t knit on size 5’s. [SIZE=1](I have a translation in English, but couldn’t figure out how to attach it. PM me and I’ll send it to you) [/SIZE]The smallest my hands tolerate (I hope) is a US 7. I started this on size 5’s and couldn’t knit for a week. So I want to try it on 7 or 8’s, but I don’t want to end up with a blanket. I’m okay with it being a more open gauge cuz I live in Texas, and ya know, it gets hot.
So here are my questions:
[li]The pattern says the final size is 22.5 X 55". Is that small for a stole? Large? About right?[/li][li]How much bigger will it be if I knit on 7’s or 8’s?[/li][li]Should I make it a whole (11 st) repeat smaller?[/li][*]Is there some sort of gauge secret figure-outer that tells you what percentage larger you’ll get with bigger needles? It’s lace, so does that make a difference?[/ol]I’ll knit a swatch if I have to, but since I can’t knit much, I hate to waste my time on an unnecessary swatch if there’s an easy answer.