I want to start these gloves on Ravelry:
Cabled Fingerless Gloves by Kimberly Gintar
I’ve noticed that many people say they are a bit too big when done on US6 needles with a CO of 48 sts. People seem to be happy if they knit them on 6s with a CO of 40 or 44.
I tend to knit tight - usually I go up a needle size - so I’m wondering if they will turn out slightly smaller if I CO with US 5 and still use 48 sts. I’m a little wary of trying to work with the “wrong” number of sts because I can’t yet knit without following a pattern word for word. I’m also using a yarn that seems finer than malabrigo or cascade 220 wool, even though it’s worsted. I’m probably wrong. :shrug: I’m planning to use Moda Dea bamboo wool.
Will a swatch tell me if this is the right idea?? I understand how to check for gauge but I don’t know if this is the same as what I’m asking to do. Does someone have a good reference this kind of thing? I’m still trying to figure out all this needle changing and casting on diff st counts. :??
Thanks for your help…