I completed these two different pairs of Fetching. Obviously, the yellow (Bellezza Collection Dolcetto, color 2) has a larger gauge than what is called for in the pattern, so no worries about parting ways with the pattern there. However, the green (Knitpicks Swish Superwash, Dublin) matches the gauge in the pattern... and then I got confused.
I have this whole gauge discussion with my mother (who knits) and my knitting friend Rachel, and it reminds me of those arguments I'd have with my math teachers in junior high, when I insisted that that's not really the way geometry works. And I'd be wrong.
Except this time I think I'm right? Sort of? The green gloves don't feel too tight, but I cast on only 30 stitches, whereas the pattern calls for 45.
This is probably the place to admit what a beginner I still am in many ways. I haven't gotten past tangy at knitty.com. I'm open to helpful comments, so fire away!