My gauge swatch for Green Gable is done, but I'm not sure what to do next. The pattern says the gauge is 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st. I have 19 - 19.5 sts = 4 ". The swatch isn't off the needles yet, but it looks like I have 30 rows = 4". What does this mean? It seems that I would need a smaller needle size to get 20 st/4", but a larger needle size to get 28 rows/4".
Stitch gauge is more important than row gauge, right? Can I ignore the row gauge since it is close and add a few more rows when I knit? And is 19.5 stitches/4 inches close enough? Maybe this will change a bit when I take the swatch off the needles. The stitches look pretty "tight" already, I can't see going to smaller size needles. In Knitting Rules!, Stephanie says to block the swatch. Does this change the gauge much? I haven't done this step, either.
Maybe this will seem less confusing and intimidating after I get some sleep...
For Project Spectrum, it's goodbye to May (green) and hello to June (blue). I didn't do much with green this month and I didn't finish as many things as I had hoped. Oh well, there's always next month!