I've done the gauge swatch and it's about half the size of what it should be.
I've rechecked the pattern and they don't recommend a yarn size, they just say to use cotton??? My needles are the rize size, that at least I'm sure of.
It could be that I'm stitching too tight, but is it possible that that reduces the size by half?
I'm making baby overalls, it'll take my a little while before I can include the pattern because it's from a book so I have to type it up. What parts of the pattern would help?
Originally Posted by Mokumegane
Yeah, they recommend doing a gauge swatch so you can see how you knit it up. Gauge swatches are usually way smaller than the finished piece, a simple stockinette square, etc. As others said... if you're not using the yarn they recommended, it could be a thinner yarn... however, you could be knitting tight or maybe your needles are slightly off (some patterns call for what even us seasoned knitters call weird-sized needles). Any of these can give variation to the size of project you knit up.