Got gauge! (I think!) YAY! Question

did my swatch for my Tilted Duster (1st ever sweater!)

Gauge is supposed to be 17 sts and 21 rows = 4" in St. st

Mine was 4 1/4" x 4 1/4." :woohoo::woot:

I don’t need to fuss over the 1/4" do I?

For something that big, you probably should fuss. Or figure out how to adjust your pattern to fit. A 1/4 inch might not seem like a lot on a gauge swatch, but multiply that to the size of your sweater. I’d drop a needle size and swatch again. But that’s just me.

Try another gauge swatch only CO about 22 sts. Measure the middle sts and see what you get. The edge sts can sometime be a different size and you get a truer idea of your gauge using the middle ones. ¼ inch over 4 inches translates into more than 2 inches over 36".