This happens every single time I start a major project. First of all, fo the life of me, I do not understand why my swatch needs to be 4x4 inches. Four inches wide, sure, my sides curl, i may have a little uneven tension, whatever. But why 4 inches tall? Can’t I get a good idea in 2-3 inches? unless row gauge is important, which is usually isn’t.
And here’s the thing making me nuts! :wall: How is it humanly possible to knit the same exact yarn on an 8, 9, and 10 and get more or less the same gauge every time (as in less than a half inch difference)? The stitches look tighter/smaller on the 8, and feel drapier on the 10, but they measure more or less the same? I’m supposed to get 4.5 stitches to the inch. I got 5, possibly a little more on the 8’s. Five for sure on the 9’s. Five on the 10’s. If I go up to 10.5’s, I think it won’t feel sturdy enough for a sweater. This is a worsted weight, btw, the label suggests 4.5-5 stitches to the inch on 6-9’s. :??