I have a pattern that requires 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4" in St st on US 8 needles. The yarn says 5 1/2 sts/inches on size US 6 needles. How do I reconcile this?
And when I do find the proper needle size, will that change the pattern’s instructions on how many stitches to cast on and the rest…? If it will - how do I figure that out?
Please help! I’m going to buy some pretty pricy yarn (for me), and I want to get it right. Thanks so much!!!