Knit crazy wrote:
You need to go up (not down) in needle size to get the gauge you are seeking or add stitches to the pattern. The yarn may be finer than the yarn used in the pattern. Usually, I just add stitches. For example, if I find a pattern that calls for DK yarn, but want to use fingering yarn instead, I get my swatch gauge, and then add the stitch difference per inch to the pattern. It always turns out well.