I am new to this forum. I have been knitting off and on for years but have always had trouble with guage. Now that I have “retired” I have more time and patience and want to improve. I’m tired of knitting scarves.
If I knit with the needle size the yarn package recommends my swatch is way too big-- one half to three fourths of an inch in a four inch swatch. I just used size 7 needle when a 10 was called for, and it is still a quarter inch too big. My tension is nice and snug and my stitches are even.
I can’t believe I am that far off without doing something wrong. Do other stitches find that they have to go down 3 or even 4 needle sizes?