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 08-06-2011, 11:23 PM #1 cbkirby Ribbing the Cuff   Join Date: Sep 2007 Posts: 29 Thanks: 24 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post Gauge The gauge instructions in my pattern read 11 sts and 19 rows = 4". Does this mean 4" square? If it's 4" square, then I'm in big trouble! Thanks.

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 08-07-2011, 12:36 AM #2 TreshaRuthe 1st Leg of the Journey     Join Date: Jul 2011 Location: 100 miles past where Jesus lost His sandals Posts: 132 Thanks: 20 Thanked 34 Times in 31 Posts yes, it's a 4 inch square.
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 08-07-2011, 03:01 AM #3 MerigoldinWA Grafting the Toe     Join Date: Jun 2007 Posts: 5,143 Thanks: 1,177 Thanked 1,837 Times in 1,740 Posts Remember that with gauge it doesn't matter what size needle it takes to get gauge. The one suggested may not be right for you. Also most of the time stitch gauge is important but row gauge may not be. There are some patterns that are row dependent because of a long pattern repeat that needs to be done a certain number of times or something. If the pattern gives the lengths in rows instead of inches, like some do, if that is the only thing that makes it "row dependent" you can figure out mathematically how long different parts will be based on the gauge they give and just work to the inches you need. It is very difficult to get your row gauge to be right on if it is off but your stitch gauge is right on. Sometimes you can change it a bit by trying a needle made of a different material, like if you tried bamboo, try aluminum or something. If none of these ideas apply to the type of problem you are talking about can you give more information? __________________
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 08-07-2011, 09:48 AM #4 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts You really need to make your square with more sts and not include the edge sts when you measure as they're a different size and will curl under. The idea isn't to make a 4" square really, but to see how many sts in 4". If you cast on about 16 sts and work for a few inches, then count the sts over 4" in the middle it's more accurate. __________________ sue- knitting heretic
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