This past weekend I decided to try again on Margaret Beaufort. I pondered the swatch that I had done and the pattern and decided to try swatching again. I started out swatching on US 3 needles, and then decided that I would try again on US 4 needles. Yesterday morning I ravelled my existing swatch onto my Kniddy-Knoddy, wet the yarn and left it in the sink to dry. Yesterday evening I knit up a full swatch on US 4, directly from the Kniddy Knoddy, and got gauge!
This was a very good thing as I had found trying to adjust the pattern to the gauge that I had gotten on larger needles to be something of a challenge, to put it mildly. Of course I'm knitting the body as one piece so last night I cast on the stitches, but reduced each of the back pieces by one stitch and the front by two stitches, to account for the fact that I don't need them for seaming. I also charted the peplum charts as a single chart and have imported it into knitCompanion.
It doesn't look like much, yet.
Pattern: Margaret Beaufort, by Alice Starmore from Tudor Roses (2013 edition)
Yarn: Alice Starmore Hebridean 3 Ply (517 g in Lapwing)
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm)