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Old 09-30-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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Question on knitting pattern instructions.
I have just started knitting and I am stuck on how many stitches to cast on. The book I am using for my pattern says Aghan and then it says Cast on 138 sts (stitches). Do I actually cast on 138 stitches? It says to use stockinette stitching and to use (which is what I am using) a 29" circular knitting needle size 11. The gauge is 14 sts and 18 rows = 4".
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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Yes, you cast on 138 sts, that would make it about 40 inches wide. If you use a slipknot, that counts as the first st and you'd do another 137.
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Yep - you actually cast on 138 stitches.
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You want to end up with 138 stitches to work. As Sue said if you use a slip knot that loop counts as the first stitch. Just be sure to end up with 138 loops on your needle to knit over to make the afghan.
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