Thanks Merigold and Suzeeq.
We do have charity shops/second hand shops here, and it is possible to pick things up - however have not been doing too badly on Ebay for bits and pieces. It’s also getting closer again to “Car Boot” season (aka warmer weather) so I’ll be keeping my eyes open there also!
My LYS is not that expensive really. I’ve just had a weekend where I’d decided I’d be good and not buy anything else for knitting until I’d got these couple of items made that I’d bought things for!!!
So, I got the square done…
It came out at 28 stitches across, with 35 rows high (over 4 inches).
The pattern however, calls for 22 stitches across, and 30 rows high.
One thing I was thinking though, would I get the same tension if I used aluminium/metal needles. I did use brand new bamboo ones, and I have noticed that the more you use these, the “slippier” they get…
So, if i have more stitches to 4inches than required, that means my tension is a bit on the tight side, and that the garment will actually come out a little smaller than expected? Does that make sense?