I posted earlier about checking gauge....making sure I was reading the instructions correctly.
Now I have another question. I'm making the "Easy Pullover" found on knittingpatterncentral. It calls for knitting worsted and size 8 needles, and the gauge is 9 sts equal 2 inches and 6 rows equal 1 inch.
I'm using Caron's "Pounder" yarn. I did a swatch with size 8 needles and the gauge didn't match. Went down to 7's....still didn't match. I'm now down to 6's, and I still can't get it to match. I'm getting roughly 6 1/2 stitches to equal 2 inches. Is it possible that I have to go down 3 or 4 needles sizes to get it to match? (The 6 rows equal 1 inch works on the 6's, but I don't think that's the important measurement) Can ANYONE get 9 stitches to equal 2 inches on size 8 needles?
I know the instructions are to trust the pattern, but this just seems too weird....I'm generally don't knit really loose, and can't figure out why I'm having to go down so far on needle sizes to get the thing to match. And, the thought of working with 3's, 4's, or 5's through a whole sweater is daunting to me.
I'm used to making scarves and blankets and using big needles.
If anyone has a spare moment (and if you're like me, there simply aren't many of those), could you run up a swatch and see if you can get 9 sts to equal 2 inches? I really want to know if it's just me.