I am almost finished with the body of cosmicpluto’s top down cardi.
I used double knitting instead of the yarn that she used. I found that my gauge was 8 stitches per inch while hers was 4.5 stitches per inch. I dont believe that she gave the rows in her gauge and there wasn’t a schematic, so I could not be certain of a number of measurements. I calculated that the neckline was about 18 inches, but I could be wrong.
I then used this knitting calculator:
I got a conversion factor of 1.778 and multiplied that by the number of cast on stitches.
Now the sweater is HUGE. So big in fact, that it could easily be a double-breasted sweater. The neckline is nearly twice as big as I thought it would be. Did I cast on too many stitches? I cast on 162 stitches for the size 40-42 bust, when the original pattern said to cast on 91 stitch. I am going to have to drastically and dramatically slim down the sleeves when I start doing them.
What went so horribly wrong? I would like to substitute yarn in the future, as it would be very expensive for me to use the exact yarns mentioned . The sweater is almost done now and it is too late to frog it. This has been nearly a hundred hours of more of work. I’d be grateful for any advice about how this can be salvaged.
I am scared becuase I wanted to make Glampyre’s minisweater next and I would hate to have the same problem.
Thanks in advance for your responses.