Help with gauge please
Hello to my fellow knitters. I am hoping someone can help me with a teensy problem. The tension is listed as 24 sts and 36 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch on #5 needles. I have done this and my tension comes out to - 10cm across and 12cm down. Is it supposed to be a 10cm square? If so, how can I fix it. I am making a purse using silk yarn and I don't think I need to worry about the length so I am assuming I should be ok with the tension I have? I sure hope so.