Gauge swatch: Stitch number is right, row number is wrong
I'm knitting a vest that calls for 22 stitches and 30 rows for 4 inches using a size 6 needle in stockinette. My first swatch came out 21.5 stitches/32 rows for 4 inches. My second swatch using a size 5 needle came out 22 stitches/and still 32 rows. If I use the size 5 needle I'm afraid the length will be too short. Should I go for knitting the correct number of stitches (22 stitches with size 5 needle) and just add rows to make the length correct? Thanks.
Kris from Los Angeles
Kris (who lives below the Hollywood sign)