That's why I have never done gauge swatching. It's just too much for my brain, to calculate this and that and knit in between.... (maths is not my forte, even though I'm not bad when it comes to higher maths. simple things is killing me)
And woohoo, you're a loose knitter. I'm very loose as well.
The ways of Yarn are inscrutable.
I'm NOT a "miss", I'm a lady!