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08-20-2007, 11:43 AM
A friend gave me a knitting pattern for an afghan.
it says to cast on 64 stitches.
I have followed the pattern to a T and even used large needles, but it isn't very wide.
It is not even as wide as a baby afghan is supposed to be.
It isn't finished yet so there are no pictures.
I'm not sure what to do with it when it is finished since it isn't very wide.
08-20-2007, 11:48 AM
Have you done more than just cast on? The cast on row isn't as large as the finished project, so maybe you need to work a few inches and then measure it. And even if you're using larger needles, if the yarn is thin it may not come out as large.
08-20-2007, 11:49 AM
Well, I am not expert but I don't think casting on 64 stitches will go very wide no matter how big the needles or the yarn. That is just my thought. Maybe it could be a table scarf?
08-20-2007, 11:54 AM
Right now it is around 15" long.
The yarn I am using is Red Heart Worsted - Medium
I might just rip it out and start over ( much wider this time)! :shrug:
08-20-2007, 11:58 AM
Sure, maybe you need to go a little wider. What size needles are you using?
Jan in CA
08-20-2007, 12:05 PM
Is it possible it's knit in strips that you later sew or crochet together? Sewing is a pain, but strips are easier to knit in the long run because they aren't so heavy in your lap.
08-20-2007, 12:15 PM
Are you sure you're using the right yarn and needle size? 64 stitches with worsted weight on a size 10 needle will be approx 20 inches long or so. But if you were to use several strands of a bulky on size 17 or 19 needles, you'd be approaching a lap sized afghan size.
Is the pattern online somewhere where we can have a look at it?
08-20-2007, 12:24 PM
I was using size 11 needles and no I don't hink it was done in strips.
I think she may have meant 164 stitches.
I have ripped it out and I will restart it.
Thanks so much for your help everyone!!
I haven't been knitting very long.
08-20-2007, 12:29 PM
Yep, 164 sts at that gauge should make it about 45" wide.