I'm trying to knit this scarf:
I usually don't check gauge, but since this is lace weight I decided I would. The yarn is a pain and tangles so easily, I just want to start off right with NO frogging if possible. The pattern calls for lace weight yarn and size 2 needles, gauge of 28 stitches per 4 inches (vertical 32 for 4 inches). I was pretty far off on a size 2. I'm up to a size 5 now. On 5s, my swatch is 3.5" for 28 stitches. I'm just wondering if I'm measuring wrong or something. I definitely tend to knit tightly, but that just seems like a really big difference to me.