Another gauge question

Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1" on size-5 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Gauge swatches are always done in stockinette right? Well, I did it twice and I keep coming up with 6 stitches per inch. So does that mean I need to try a bigger needle size?

Swatches are usually done in st st. The pattern should tell you if it’s different. Go up a needle size and see what you get.

I found a gauge swatch that I had done with the yarn I want to use and it was done on size 6 needles. It’s the right size. :smiley: