02-04-2007, 06:56 PM #1 Mrs. Columbo   Posts: n/a Understanding Gauge I have only ever worked on things that gauge doesn't matter .. presently I'm making a shawl for my mom and just looked at a few patterns that were near the stitch gauge for the yarn I was using and cast on accordingly .. so far so good .. Here is my question: The gauge on my Bohemian is 8 st 14 rows on 8mm needles for a 4x4 inch ... so if I wanted a scarf say to be 8 inches, would I put on 16 st? or for one 12 inches, put on 24 st? Do I have that nearly right? Toby

 02-04-2007, 07:00 PM #2 Silver Instepping Out     Join Date: Apr 2005 Location: Orange Park, FL Posts: 3,949 Thanks: 854 Thanked 669 Times in 351 Posts Yep, sounds like you're right! 8 sts per 4 inches is the same as 2 stitches per inch, so your calculations are correct. __________________ ~Kristin Silver's Sock Classes Shop: On The Town Knitting Bags, hand made elegant small project bags. My Blog, Write | KBelle on Ravelry | ComeToSilver on Plurk | Puppies, Jinx & Hex Photos & Videos
 02-04-2007, 07:02 PM #3 cam90066 Working the Gusset   Join Date: Jan 2006 Location: Los Angeles Posts: 1,721 Thanks: 73 Thanked 542 Times in 485 Posts The gauge for 8 sts over 4 inches is same as 2 sts per in (8 div by 4). If you want 8" scarf, mult by 8x2=16 sts. Gets bit more complicated when the no. of sts isn't as easily divisable by 4. But the multiplication aspect still holds true. cam
 02-04-2007, 07:13 PM #4 Mrs. Columbo   Posts: n/a Ahhh ok ... so then on "little yarn" ... I have a Sirdar Snuggly to make a blanket from .... that is 4mm needles, and 22 st to 28 rows for a 4x4, you would divide the 4 into 22 and come up with 5 st per 1 inch? so for a blanket that is 20 inches you would put on 100 st? Am I close? Toby (good thing I didn't need math to be a P.I.)
 02-04-2007, 08:21 PM #5 Ingrid Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: Pleasant Valley, NY Posts: 29,585 Thanks: 21 Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,845 Posts 4 into 22 would give you 5 1/2 st per inch. Sounds like a little, but they add up when you want something to fit. For a blanket, not as important. You've got the right idea, though! __________________ "Trust the pattern!" Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog IngridKH on Ravelry

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