I need help with the gauge for this project! I have spent the evening creating 3 different swatches and none are coming out right. The instructions say '17 stitches, 6 rows in DC = 4 inches, blocked'. I've used the recommended yarn (malabrigo silky merino), two G hooks (one 4.0 & one 4.25) and one H hook and still cannot obtain the correct gauge. My blocked swatch using the 4.25 needle contains 15 stitches and 5 rows in 4". I have no idea how to get the height in my swatch.
Anyone have advice? The same or similar problem? I really was hoping to get a good start on this but don't want to without the correct gauge.
still trying to get it right....using TR (treble crochet) for my gauge stich seems to work out nearly perfect....thoughts for changing up the pattern to match?
I have created the yoke in TR and it looks great! Now I'm stuck on row 4 of the fan pattern...it would seem that the -(dc in next ch-3 sp, ch4) 5 times- should be centered on the growing fan, but I can't seem to get it to work out that way. Help!