I’m trying to figure out what to do to accomodate differences in my gauge from the pattern’s gauge. The pattern calls for “8 stitches and 10 rounds = 1 inch.” The wool label says “24 sts x 30 rows = 4” x 4."
And in my test swatch, I got 6 stitches and 8 rounds = 1 inch. I used the correct size needles (4) specified for the pattern.
I know I can’t just go ahead and follow the pattern given my gauge swatch. My question is, can I simply decrease the number of stitches to cast on or do I have to go buy a different size of needle? I do have size 6 needles, but how do I know if size 6 would work? Or how to decide what new size of needle to buy to get accurate dimensions on the finished pattern?
Also, how to I accomodate for the differences in number of rounds?