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Old 12-19-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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what does guage means
My pattern reads
Gauge: 29 and 37 rows = 10cm in stockinette stitch
What does this mean. Should I do any stitch for this.or I should follow
The stitches from direction only.
also after stitching few rows they have asked to start to round. Do I need a circular needle for it. By in pattern they didnt mention circular needle
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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Stockinette stitch is knit a row alternating with a purl row if you're knitting flat, or knitting all rounds in the round. You need to cast on more stitches to get an accurate measurement and don't measure on the edges as those stitches will be different than in the middle. So CO about 36 or 38 stitches and work for about 10cm in lenght. Ideally, the gauge swatch should be washed the way you will the finished item. I don't know about the circular needle, it may be used to hole a larger number of stitches. If you can link to the pattern or say which one it is, we can help you a lot better.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:19 AM   #3
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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...til-lillesster

here is the link for my pattern...

in this pattern picture the design near the front neck is different... what is that stitch.

Also can you please explain about the material and needle which they are teling about
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:40 AM   #4
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The top yoke/upper part of the dress is a reversed stockinette stitch (purls on RS) with a couple rows of regular stockinette st.

this is knit with a thin yarn, a baby or sock yarn type and the needles are 3mm, or US size 2. It would be knit in the round, though I think to start you knit 2" or so flat, then join, that way you have the buttons at the neck opening.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:29 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply suzeeq

Sorry i didnt understand. I learnt knit,purl,M1 from net only....
so i dont know more....

My direction starts with Casting On 65 stitches and do knit and purl alternatively for each row.

where does this stockinette stitch comes?
Please explain....
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:38 AM   #6
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Stockinette stitch is just the name given to the pattern that you get when you knit one row and then purl one row and continue like this, alternating knit and purl rows. If the V side of the fabric is on the outside of the sweater or dress, it's called stockinette. If the bump side of the fabric is to the outside, it's called reverse stockinette. You can see that in your pattern, the yoke has the bumps showing, so that's reverse stockinette stitch.
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