04-07-2008, 12:06 AM
I'm a new knitter and I'm looking at patterns I want to do in the future and I have a question about gauges. How do I know what type of yarn to buy if they give you a gauge of 4 inches in garter stitch instead of stockinette without making a swatch. Also if they give me a pattern gauge in 4 inches instead of a swatch. Is there a way to figure this out without making a swatch so I know what yarn to buy?