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Old 09-12-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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When knitting your gauge, what do you do if you are using the suggested needles and yarn, but your gauge is still off from the pattern by a few stitches, either more or less? Do you change needles to try to get the inches right for the gauge?
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:47 AM   #2
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Yes, you need to change needles (if you want the finished item to fit)

If you should have 24 stitches= 4 inches and you have less than 24 then change to a smaller size needle and redo the swatch. If you have more stitches per inch than you should, then change to a larger size needle and reswatch.
Just keep trying until you get it right

The "suggested" needle size on the ball band is just that: a suggestion of where to start.

Happy Knitting (and Swatching) :XX:

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