I'm feeling a little frustrated at the moment. See, I want to turn this:
My problem is this: "Gauge of body: 13 sts/21 rows in 10 cm" which I am not getting.
The pattern calls for a worsted weight or slightly heavier yarn on #9 needles. I am using a worsted weight yarn, similar in gauge to Cascade 220. On #9 needles. And I am getting something like 21-22 stitches to 4 inches. Okay, I am WAY off. And using a #10 needle gives me just this nasty ass gappy fabric that I hate. According to the Yarn Council of America's little chart thinger yarn knit on those needles at that gauge (13:4") is "chunky". And this yarn is NOT chunky. No way. No how.
I hate swatching. I hate fiddling. I want to cast on and make this sweater in THIS yarn and reality is not letting me.
Glampyre LIES. Well, no, she said "or slightly heavier" but still. Chunky is a lot heavier than worsted.
The honest truth is, I lack the skillset to adapt the pattern I want to knit to the yarn that I have.
Eating several homemade Trader Joe's truffle brownies in rapid succession has not provided me with a solution to my problem. I might have to do math. Perish the idea. I don't even know where to start.
In fact? Bugger that noise. I'll get some damn "chunky" yarn and make the sweater in that. But that leaves me with unknown yardage in worsted weight handpaint merino wool blendy goodness. Not enough to make a full size sweater, just enough (I hope, see "unknown yardage") for a mini cardi, and no mini cardi pattern to knit. And I really want a mini card in THIS yarn.