I'm making a vest in the round from a flat pattern. I made a gauge swatch using straight needles and got 18 sts per 4 inches, which is what the pattern wanted. However, when I started working on it using circs, I found out when I already did 10 inches from the start that I'm getting 21 sts, which makes a 2.5 inch difference in the width. My question is, should I ...
1) Start all over again using a larger needle
2) Start all over again, but this time using straights
3) Continue with the work and fix the problem by blocking it in the end..that way I can stretch it out a bit? Will it look bad?
Honestly, I don't really want to unravel the work, but I'm not sure if it will look good if I stretch it in the blocking process