I am making my first cardigan. I am not using the yarn that is in the pattern, but same weight (sport) and it is made from 100% baby Alpaca (as the one in the pattern).
The gauge calls for 14 sts and 17 rows=4" (stockinette sts)
Size 11 (pattern says to use this) gives me a bit more than 4" and I feel it doesn't look very good. Very loose.
Size 10.5 gave me 3½", but it looks better to me.
Not sure what to do here. I have a tendency to knit tight stitches, so I didn't do the size 11 loose or anything. It just seemed to be too big for the yarn weight.
Can anyone give any advice?
Oh and I should of course mention that the patterns calls for using double strands of yarn
, which I have done on my gauge tests too (says to do that also).