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Old 11-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to Knitting Help.
Try knitting a gauge swatch (about 5 inches by 5 inches) to see how many sts you get to the inch with the 5 needles and with the yarn you're using. And maybe more importantly, whether you like the knit fabric that is made. Once you know that, you'll be able to figure out how many sts to cast on to make a bedspread that is 80" across.
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