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Old 12-16-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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i am trying to mesaur my scarf to get the inches for the row gauge if any one can help me it would be very helpful
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:17 PM   #2
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Personally, I don't think row gauge is all that important ... especially for something like a scarf. But if you're interested in knowing how to do it, you would need to know how many rows you had knit and how long your scarf was so far.

For example, say you measure your work and so far your scarf is 4 inches long and you know that you have knit 20 rows. You would divide the number of rows by the number of inches to get the number of rows per inch .... 20/4 = 5, so your gauge would be 5 rows per inch.

This can help you calculate how many rows you'll need to knit to get your piece to be the length you want. For example, if you want a 24 inch scarf and your row gauge is 5 rows per inch you would multiply 24 x 5 = 120 rows. This isn't really necessary though ... usually most people would just keep measuring their scarf occasionally and stop knitting once it was the desired length.
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ok what if i cast on 22 and the length is 5.5 wide 70in long but it does not tell you how many row to knit
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:03 PM   #4
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It doesn't matter how many rows you knit, you don't have to count them; just keep measuring as you knit until it's 70" or however long you want it or until you run out of yarn.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:40 PM   #5
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I'm not sure I've ever measure row gauge because you can always make whatever it is longer or shorter. I just worry about stitch gauge.
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