NEEDLE SIZES USED TRYING TO GET GAUGE FOR PAWKIES

And I thought my knitting was tiiiiiiiight
  1. Suggested size US 4 nope
  2. Went down to a 3; nope
  3. Tried a 2.5, still not there
  4. How about a 2? Almost there
  5. Which means I should knit the ribbed cuffs with a ? Let's try a 1.
  6. I don't care who they fit anymore. Still too big but this yarn does not want to be crowded.