I am making the Bernat free pattern- hooded baby jacket.
GAUGE: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins
[10 cm] in stocking st. There is no st per inch recommendation.
So I stockinetted my little heart out (I didn't cast off but left it OTN) and measured- I get 4" from top (not including needle) to bottom but only 3.5 in width (after uncurling the little devil and getting it flat.) Of course I can stretch it to 4"... The stitches looked nice & even, but when I knitted in pattern mine looked a little looser than the picture (OK! OK! I knitted the whole back piece already, but it isn't my fault because I got my Harmony set Friday. I messed up on the pattern & will have to knit it over so I figured I would swatch better!)
Do I need to go up or down a needle or am I OK? Wasn't this supposed to be square?