Originally Posted by suzeeq
Boy, that's really a tight gauge for that yarn. If you have the yarn, knit a sample of the pattern to see if you get gauge, you might have to go down a size, but that would make it really dense.
Thanks for your very helpful answer! Yes, isn't the gauge is weird? I'm subbing the Lorna's Laces Shepard Worsted
with Berroco Blackstone Tweed
that I got on closeout at yarn.com (
) but it appears they have the same gauge. I'm reluctant to do a swatch because it 23 sts to 4" over the chart pattern rows 8-11 using the size 7 needles.
I think all this means I'll need to knit a largish swatch in the round unless I come up with some better plan.
Maybe I should get at least 32" needles because I'm afraid that having the project really bunched up will throw off my gauge. Do you think that could happen or is it just a matter of will the sts physically fit on the needles?