Hey needle-bums, new knitter here. Two sweaters down, working on my first cardigan.
I’m trying Charcoal Ribbed Cardigan by Kate Kuckro (https://www.interweave.com/article/knitting/7-free-knitting-patterns-for-men/). I knitted half the sleeve, and now notice my measurements are WAY off, but the pattern doesn’t make sense to me.
The only gauge proved is: 16 sts and 22 rows = 4" in garter rib (RS k all, WS k1p2) on size 8.
The sleeve starts with CO 47 on size 6s, then the cuff in ribbed k2p1 (not garter rib). A ribbed stitch is tighter than a garter rib, because the p column collapses more.
According to the schematic, the cuff is supposed to be 11.25 inches wide. Mine is 8". I don’t see how it could be 11.25". Even with the provided gauge, 47 sts would only be 8.5 inches, but that is in garter rib with size 8s. Ribbed with size 6s would be even smaller, like mine.
Is the pattern just wrong or am I missing something?