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Topic: Boye count 10 plus knitting gauge HELP  (Read 5161 times)
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« on: November 28, 2007 11:04:26 AM »

Okay so when I first bought this tool, I got it to find the gauge of my needles/dowels and had no intention of using the stitch ruler on the bottom so I simply disregarded the instructions. Stupid. Now I'm realizing how useful it is BUT I don't get what the numbers on the top are suppose to indicate. I measured it with a tape measure and it DIDN'T come out to be 4".  Huh What's up? Can anyone help me figure out this thing? TIA~

« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007 11:55:15 AM »

I don't know how to use that kind of gauge, but you can use the ruler or any ruler/tape measure by itself. Just knit up a good size sample and measure 3 or 4 inches in the middle of it. Count how many sts you get and compare it to the pattern gauge.

« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007 07:24:47 PM »

Oh, I think I got that, not realizing what it was. What that does is tell you how many stitches you would have in 4" rather than the actual measure of 4". Does that help or make sense?

« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007 05:00:20 PM »

Count 10 Plus is a handy tool that will determine your gauge quickly and easily.  Count out 10 stitches on your gauge swatch and place the 0 line of the Count 10 Plus at the first stitch.  Now slide the Stitches per inch marker to the outside of the 10th stitch and read your gauge! 

I found this through a google search and I must say I think I need to find one of those. I think it would be much easier to count 10 stitches rather than the standard way of measuring 4" and counting all those stitches.
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008 11:20:28 AM »

i think you're right, riki. i measured it again and it comes out to be 4' from 0 to 2 1/2. still don't get the numbers on top but know enough to measure my gauge. thanks ladies~

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