How to alter a pattern

I did a sample gauge 28 stitches and 36 rows on # 3 needles. In stockinette stitch it is supposed to be 4 inches.
The length is 4 inches, but the width is 4 &1/2 inches. What do I do to use this pattern?

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Mar 13, 2019
How to alter the pattern
by: Ratchadawan


Looks like your yarn is a tiny bigger than suggested. You can try knitting on US#2.5 (3mm) needle instead of size 3 (3.25mm). It should bring the gauge much closer to the pattern suggested. The length might need a row or two extra but it's best to have the width closest to the gauge. You can alway add the length as you go.

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