I’m relatively new to gauges and have been confused by the one on the pattern I’m trying to knit. It says: ‘21.5sts and 21 rows to 10cm, 4in. over pattern on 6mm needles’. The pattern is stockinette in a chunky weight yarn, and I keep knitting swatches on 6mm needles that work out to 14sts over 10cm-- which is the gauge suggested on the yarn (Paintbox Chunky). I don’t quite understand how I’m supposed to fit 21.5 stitches over 10cm on 6mm needles with this yarn? Happy to use a smaller set of needles but I just have the feeling I’m not understanding something right since the gauge is this far off!
Any light you could shed on this would be so appreciated!