I am ready to start my first-ever knitted object that’s not a scarf or enormous afghan :cheering: … but now I have to deal with gauge.
Knitted a gauge swatch for the cardigan I want to start. They want me to have 10 stitches = 4 inches, and 13 rows = 4 inches. I ended up with 10.5 stitches = 4 inches, and 14 rows = 4 inches. Not worried about the rows so much as I am that extra .5 stitch horizontally.
Here’s the question: do I need to move up a needle size? Or should I just figure I’m “close enough” and plow ahead with the sweater? Or is there a way to sort of tinker with the number of stitches in the pattern to make up the difference?
Thanks very much for your help … I love this place, and someone smart always bails me out when I get baffled!