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Old 09-08-2012, 05:38 AM   #3
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Yes, when you do this particular pattern you can see the length and width as you are knitting. Because it's knit on the diagonal, you can keep increasing until you reach the dimensions you want.
With patterns that are knit straight across, determine what width in inches you'd like and then use your gauge to tell you how many sts you need to cast on to give you that number of inches. if there's a pattern repeat, you'll need to take that into account when you determine the sts to cast on, but usually you can round off to some multiple of the pattern repeat that will give you approximately the width you want.
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