hi - I have a question about creating the gauge as it called for in my pattern.
The pattern state that gauge is 20 sts = 4" in reverse stockinette using size 6 needles. The yarn is cotton fleece from Brown Sheep co. (it is a blend of 80% cotton and 20% Merino wool)
Anyway when i made a swatch using the size 6 needles I was short stitches 17 instead of 20. I switched to 5.5 and i was still short. i switch to size 5 circular needles and i was able to get 19 stitches on the circular needles. i used the circular needles as i do not have size 5 straight needles.
My question is can I go ahead with the size 5 ciruclar needles even though I am one stitch short? Or should I buy a set of size 4needles?
Any advice is much appreciated.