Just can't figure out why the size 12 pieces seemed so small so on Thursday unravelled the whole lot, just ripped it back. And started with the size 14. My tension was spot on. Perhaps I am not size 12 or blocking would increase the size? Hmmm. Stick to items where tension is less crucial I reckon. Am much happier with the yarn though. Tartan looks great when I held it up. Bright and cheerful for chilly west country springtime.