Infrequent knitter - in search of help with easy pattern


I’ve been knitting for almost 10 years, but have always limited my projects to baby blankets and scarves. I’m getting ready to start an easy baby blanket, but have always had help figuring the math out!

The pattern calls for size 7 needles, and to start with casting on 137 stitches, but after knitting my swatch, I need to use size 8 needles. Do I need to change the number of stitches I cast on? Thank you SO much if you can help me! I’ve never understood this part and need to learn it myself!

Thanks again!


If you need to use 8s to get gauge, then cast on the same number.

You’re making it larger by using the 8’s instead of the 7’s. Now just follow the pattern as written.