I made a swatch yesterday to check my gauge on a new yarn. The specified neede size gave me exact stitch gauge but not the right row gauge. The pattern calls for 18 rows/10 cm and I got 22 rows/10 cm…
So, how to I make this work? Do I try different needle sizes to adjust for row gauge or will that affect my stitch gauge too much? (I’ve never been off gauge on a project where row gauge might be important…)
I’ll be knitting Starsky and I guess that row gauge doesn’t matter until it comes to shaping the armholes and making the sleeve caps. I mean, I’m supposed to decrease with an interval that will be row dependent, but as I’m off on the rows my decreases will be done on a shorter length of sleeve cap or back or front panel than if I was on gauge. Or? :??
Hmmmm… What do you think? Try different needles or try and fudge? And if so, how?