The only way to really check your gauge is to do a swatch on the needles and yarn you want to use. Everyone knits at a slightly different tension, to the gauge on a ball of yarn or the needle size recommended in a pattern are just guidelines.
"Trust the pattern!"
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Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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