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knitting help please

I am starting my first sweater. I am checking my gauge, my pattern says 19 stitches = 4" in stockinette stitch. I knitted several inches and I have 23" = 4". This is the start of the back. I am using a size 5 needle. Question: Do I use a size 6 needle to obtain the right gauge? Thank You, Calamitykid = Marla

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Asked by calamitykid at 8:18 AM on Sep. 22, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Yes, try a size 6 to see if you'd get the right gauge. A smaller size would give you more stitches per inch.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 11:38 AM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • I agree, try using a larger needle.

    Answer by ysmeine at 7:05 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

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