Okay so my high school graduation is coming up and I've got this great dress from Anthropologie to wear...http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=11142&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=1397&iMainCat=17
And I wanted to knit a nice little shrug/cardigan to go with it. I finally found the perfect pattern. Spring Fling from Knitty.
So today I went out and bought yarn and needles. After making up a gauge with the US6 needles, I realized it was far too big and so I went down to the size 4's. The gauge still wasn't right though. There was five stitches to an inch and the pattern calls for six. I don't have anymore needles to go down a size, so I calculated it out. I just want to make sure someone with more experience will tell me if this is going to work out.
So for instance, with the back piece, at the bottom, the medium is 19 inches wide, which would have 76 stitches. So if I knit the x-small with my gauge, I'll have 77.5 stitches. I did math like that for all the different measurements and they were never more than a stitch or so off. Except for the sleeve. It was four off. But will this work? I'm thinking it will, I just don't want to get going on this and have it not turn out and have no time to do something else.
I'm sorry if this was confusing, thanks for your help.