Another sticky question for this novice....
I just bought a super vintage pattern for a bedjacket/shrug.
Yes, it's vintage alright, the model's beehive hairdo and fire engine red lipstick complulsory- an absolute must for bedwear for the invalid this season!
Sticky business is the guage. All the yarns recommended are Double Knit weight - usually around 22 stitches per 10cm (4 inches) and the pattern calls for courtrelle which I think would be needed to give this pattern a bit of stretch.
Trouble is the pattern wants a guage of 3 stitches per inch
on 9mm needles
! Yikes! This is a bulky guage 'innit? There's no instruction to double up the yarn so I'm assuming this must be right but it'll make the knitting very very loose and i'd think hard to control neatly.
Does anyone have any experience or advice for this kind of weirdness?
I've got the DK yarn and the pins, just need some advice on how to go about this......