Gauge Swatch

First gauge swatch was one stitch shy. Do I go down one or two needle sizes? Do I pull out the old swatch and use that yarn…or use fresh yarn from the skein? Thank you!!

Start with going down one size. Really, it depends on the gauge, the yarn weight and how tightly or loosely you knit.
You can continue the swatch you have if it’s still on the needles. I put in a few purl sts to mark the transition and continue with the new needles. It’s up to you whether you want to pull out the old and re-use the yarn or make a second swatch however.

Thank you samlonmac…that really helps!!!