Changing needle sizes is what I thought I was suppose to do, but the instructor told me if you increase needle size you can end up with a looser knit stitch that you may be able to see through.
Right now my pattern calls for a size 6 needle and 4 stitches to the inch. I am using a size 6 needle but am getting 6 stitches to the inch, so my project is coming out as a size 32 instead of a size 38.
I cast on 192 stitches which was suppose to give me a size 38 but right now it measures 32 inches around (it is on circular needles). So it is too small. She told me to adjust my cast on to 228 stitches, that should give me a size 38.
So, now I need to do my gauge in the stitch pattern and see how that looks for sitiches per inch. I know this is important and I just want to understand it better.
I agree changing needles sizes sure sounds alot easier.