knit or crochet patterns st gauge and row questions


#1

Hi :grinning:I was wondering if a person who is getting st gauge and not getting the row gauge at all trying different things :disappointed_relieved:and not getting it for making slippers or shawls or sweaters could a person make more rows without messing up the st gauge and the increases or dicreases in the pattern?Either in crocheting or knitting :thinking:I would think that it is possible? I just want to know if it’s possible?what do you guys think?did you guys ever do that?


#2

Stitch gauge is more important than row gauge. So far I’m not aware of exceptions. Usually you can work more or fewer rows or rounds to accommodate different row gauge. I like patterns that say to work so many inches instead of so many rows. For a shawl or something where fit isn’t crucial I make it bigger if I want, I like big shawls anyhow.