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Old 03-22-2005, 12:30 AM   #2
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The 12 stitches in the gauge swatch doesn't mean to cast on 12 stitches... it means that if you mark 1 stitch, and the 12th stitch after it, and 16 rows you will have a 4 inch square. Generally whatever the gauge swatch is, I add some stitches and some rows to get a realistic measurement. (so I might cast on 20 stitches and knit 20 rows, but only measure 12 stitches by 16 rows).

I was thinking that it didn't work because you cast on 12, and then decided to add 6 for fun (but I get it now).... Anyway, regardless of how you ended up with 18 stitches cast on, it should work, because 18 is a multiple of 4 (16) plus 2.... so I think I'll (or somene) will have to work a swatch for you.... It should work with 10, 14, 18, 22 etc cast on stitches.....
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