I'm checking my gauge on a worsted that says 4.5 stitches & 6 rows/1" on #8. On #8 needles, I get the stitches dead on correct, but have 8 rows. I've double checked and triple checked, so I think I'm measuring correctly.
I understand from my reading that stitch count is the benchmark, since row count can be adjusted easily enough in the length of the project, and that is certainly so for this afghan I will be making -- especially since it is a baby afghan pattern written for sport weight yarn which I will be switching to worsted (Bernat Satin) and increasing the original size from 35" x 46" to about 60" x 72".
I just wonder why I get too many rows??? I guess I'd better up the amount of yarn I order for this, huh?
I feel I'm a generally middle-of-the-road tension knitter.