Gauge

I need help on just figuring out the gauge for a project. I can never figure out what weight of yarn to use with what needles to get the right gauge. Now that I am starting to knit clothing it is important for me to learn. Can anyone help?

You generally start out with what the pattern has printed for gauge. You need yarn of a similar weight and the needle size used, though you may have to go up or down a size depending on if you knit looser or tighter.

Sometimes it doesn’t say what kind of yarn to use, what would I do then?

Then match the gauge to the gauges listed on the yarn label for a general idea. Usually one that uses the same needle size would be similar.

Do you have a specfic pattern in mind?

Not really, at the moment I don’t know what to knit. Any suggestions?