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Old 10-17-2010, 02:38 PM   #1
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Gauge: 18 sts., 22 rows = 4" in stockinette st. on larger size needles.

Large needle called for: size 9.

Problem: I've used a size 8, and knitted the 18 sts / 22 rows, but come up with 4" across, and only 3-1/2" in length.?.

I don't see how I could come up with 4" across & length by going up or down a needle size.

The pattern is for leg warmers, so I suppose I'd be more concerned about the width than length, as I can always knit more rows to get desired length.

Thanks to anyone who might shed some light on my ?
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Row gauge is less important in many projects. As long as you've got the correct stitch gauge go for it and then knit them as long as you want.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Row gauge is less important in many projects. As long as you've got the correct stitch gauge go for it and then knit them as long as you want.
Thank you!! I'm slowly getting comfortable with gauge, and have learned by trial & error, how important it is...
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