Hello I previously had an account here but I can’t log in!
I must admit that I’m a lazy knitter and I’ve never really bothered with tension squares before, but I’m knitting some booties for my son so I need them to be the correct size. The pattern uses 3mm needles, and has 11 stitches and 19 rows in a 5x5cm square. I had way too many, so I’ve experimented with different needles and got close with 4mm, as I had 12 stitches and 17 rows. Is that okay, or does the tension need to be exact? If not, should I go for 5mm or 4 1/2mm? I don’t currently have those needle sizes so I want to check before I buy any.
It makes me nervous that I’m using much larger needles than the pattern creator, I’m worried the booties will turn out massive is it to do with the way I knit or am I doing something wrong?
Sorry if this is a silly question!