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01-13-2010, 05:01 PM
I am wanting to make a knitted pillow case. How would I determine how many stitches I will need to CO? I will be using a #7 needle and measurements are 16" X 36". Thank you. Margie:knitting:

Jan in CA
01-13-2010, 05:08 PM
The only way to do that is do a gauge swatch with your intended yarn and needle size. Cast on enough for at least a 4 inch swatch. Measure the gauge, then if it's yarn that might shrink wash it as it'll be washed normally and measure again.

01-13-2010, 06:20 PM
Take the sts per inch from the sample you knit and multiply it by the width measurement. Add an extra or two for a seam.