I'm having trouble getting gauge for a few things I'm TRYING to work on.
Firstly Fat Cat Pillow
, I just can't get the gauge required
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st. I'm getting 24 sts to 4", and If I go up another size needle the fabric is going to be to open (holey). I've found I can get gauge if I use 2 strands of yarn but seeing as this is a chart pattern, I'm not sure if this is viable or will muck up the chart completley
Second is Whiteliesdesigns Shapely Tee
, I've decided to substitute the yarn for Patons Zhivago
, so soft and cuddly. Again the problem here is I can't get gauge, it's WAY to open, if I convert the pattern to fit a gauge
I like, will I screw it up completley?