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This is the first time I've done a gauge swatch
(I know, bad me, but I just HATE doing them). I'm getting ready to work on the LTK original soaker, but wanted it to come out the right size so I'm doing the swatch. It says the gauge is 22 stitches and 30 rows/4", so I knitted the swatch bigger than that and then put pins in to mark the rows and stitches. When I measure the row I get about 3 3/4" and when I measure the stitches I get about 3 1/2". So now what do I do?? I need help, this is too complicated for my brain!!
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You need to use needles that are bigger than the pattern calls for (should only need to go up one size), because you're getting a tighter gauge.

The easier way to measure is to measure four inches and count the number of stitches or rows in that four inches - it makes it easier to tell if your numbers are off.
 
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