I am a very new knitter and am starting my first non-dishcloth, non-scarf project that requires the guage to be correct. Just need to get that discaimer out there!
The pattern calls for Sugar n Cream and 7 needles. The guage is stated as 16st x 20 rows = 4"
I am taking that then to be 4 stitches per inch, 8 stitches in my two inch window on my guage checker thingie (technical & correct term for that piece of equipment, I am sure) - I am correct on that, right?
I have to use a 9 needles to get this guage - does that sound right? I know I knit a bit tight but my stitches slide on the needles fine. I have read that one may need to go up a needle size to get the right guage, but two sizes? Seems to me that SnC isn’t really thick so to get 4 stitches an inch would take a bigger needle.
But then again, I am new and barely know what I am doing. Just wondering if having to go up two needle sizes sounds suspicious to anyone or if I should just mellow out and get going with the 9 needles as that is what gave me the (what I believe to be) correct guage.
TIA for the help!