Okay, I did a swatch according to the instructions on knitty.com. When I measure the swatch, it is fine on the row height. But it is 1/4 inch too short on the width. So I'm thinking if I go to bigger needles it will be just right on the width, but too big on the height. Am I right? What should I do?!
I think that if you go up a needle size you'll be way over. 1/4 of an inch over 4 inches is only 1/16 of an inch difference per inch.
I guess it depends on what size needle and yarn you're working with. If you're using very thin needles and yarn, changing a size will make a slight enough difference to try. If you're using normal yarn and needles, and go up a size, it will be too big.
What is it you're making? And with what?
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