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humblestumble
11-19-2005, 11:11 PM
ok, just having to make this clear...to count rows with garter st, one bump = on row? or two bumps?

Ingrid
11-19-2005, 11:16 PM
Each ridge, or 'bump' is two rows.

humblestumble
11-19-2005, 11:17 PM
oh ok, thanks sooo much! I thought my gauge was SUPER off...I never really do swatches...But then I've never really knit a whole lot of garter stitch or clothing either.

humblestumble
11-19-2005, 11:22 PM
So, the red part signifies two rows, right? Just gotta get this straight in my head lol.

Ingrid
11-19-2005, 11:24 PM
Yep! If you look closely, especially if you stretch it out, you can see the knit row/purl rows in it. It's just easier to count the purl rows as 2, 4, 6, 8

humblestumble
11-19-2005, 11:26 PM
okay, thanks so much! I thought I was nutso, because I thought it was only 7 rows, but now that I know it's 14, it makes more sense (I didnt count as I went ...that seems to make it go slower for me) But now it's 4 inches. It's supposed to be 19 rows tho.

Ingrid
11-19-2005, 11:30 PM
Better than 7! As I said before, you're row gauge isn't as important as the stitch gauge. And as you work the whole sweater, it may change a bit, too.

humblestumble
11-20-2005, 12:53 AM
oh yea, that's true. I think it was softer the first swatch I did - with the right needles. The stitches were right, but the rows were off a little.