I'm currently knitting gauge swatches for this sweater: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90...html?noImages=
Suggested Needles: US size 4 and US size 10
14 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) using larger needles with 1 strand each of A and B held tog.
21 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K1, p1 Rib using smaller needles with 1 strand of A, slightly stretched.
I'm starting with a swatch for using one strand of yarn in the ribbing portion of the pattern. I seem to have to go up to a size 6 needle in order to get gauge for this pattern. If so, would you (or "could I") assume that I'd have to go up the equivalent number of needle sizes for the larger needle in order to get gauge for the double-stranded part, thus enabling me NOT to HAVE to swatch for that as well. Or should I start swatching that part with the recommended needle size (10) and go from there.
I know, I know...there are no shortcuts to swatching. I'm just spitballing here and wondering what others think.