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« on: April 21, 2007 10:22:57 AM »

Okay - I have the most basic of knitting questions.

I am casting on to do the gauge swatch for Zephyr's "Wicked" and it says 18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches. Do I cast on 18 stitches and knit stockinette for 26 rows and hope to get a 4inch block. OR do I cast on more than 18 and knit for more than 26 rows and measure the inside area as a 4 inch block?? Does this make sense?

I'm used to gauge samples that give a stitches per inch measurement and you knit let's say a 4inch block and look inside that for the gauge. . .

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007 10:33:17 AM »

gauges are flexible.  You could just as easily aim for 9 x 13 per 2in (half the gauge they're giving you, instead of figuring out partial sts/in) and swatch as usual. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007 11:57:43 AM »

It's a good idea to knit larger than you're going to measure, the edge sts aren't quite the same. But yeah, CO about 12-15 sts and knit for about the same number of rows, then measure 2" across the middle. The row gauge really isn't as important as getting the stitches right, so you should be able to get an idea how many rows/inch this way.

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007 12:44:36 PM »

Thanks guys!! I hadn't thought of dividing by 2 - duh! I was trying to divide by 4 and the decimals were scaring me away.

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