needle size and gauge

If you are designing your own project and the yarn calls for size 8 needles can you go up or down one size? I am designing my own prayer shawl. If you answer please send to Thanks.

I’m answering in the forum because it’s easier than going to my email. You should get a reply in your email anyway unless you’ve turned off notifications.

You can use whatever needle size creates a fabric you like. There are no knitting police. :grinning: