I started a pattern with chunky yarn and size 13 needles (boy are they weird to use!)
the guage said that 8 st and 13 rows in stockinette would be 4".
on my swatch the 13 rows was exactly 4 inches, but my cast on edge, or width was only 3 inches. Does this mean my cast on edge is too tight? should the swatch be 4x4?
any ideas to make it work so my pattern turns out right?