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Old 09-15-2012, 01:30 AM   #6
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I usually cast on 25-30 stitches and knit about 3 inches or so. Then I count stitches rather than measure the size of the swatch. If its okay then good, but many times I need to purl a row then change needle sizes. My gauge usually changes once I'm knitting, but it's a start.
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