hmmmmm..... well, that may be overstating the situation... but I am finding it hard to believe...
Here's the problem.
I've been knitting this cardigan... 2X's now... and it doesn't fit... so, okay... my fault... I didn't do gauge...
So while in the middle of the 2nd one I tried it on and low and behold it is too small... when I did the first one, it was too big.
After all this time, I finally decided to do a swatch and to learn how to count my stitches so I could do gauge.
I did 3 swatches... with different sized needles using the same yarn hoping I could come close to the 18 st =4".
The pattern doesn't state rows...
But the yarn says 18 sts, 24 rows = 4"
The first swatch knitted in st st on 5mm needles, was 14st = 4"
The next swatch done the same way with 4mm needles was also 14st = 4"
The 3rd swatch was done with3.75mm was 17st = 4"
But, I know that if I do it with such a small needle size, the sweater will be too small around the arm holes...
Try as I might I cannot get 18st=4"
I'm determined to knit a cardigan. I've knit 2 top-down pullovers without trouble... but the cardigan... that's a different story.
The sweater is an easy top-down raglan by cosmicpluto knits.
Of course I am not using the yarn they recommend. I'm trying to destash to get rid of my cheap yarn so I can go for some real wool, expensive tho I know it is.
Here's the address I have for this pattern... hope this works...