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Old 06-15-2005, 07:26 PM   #1
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Ok, no laughing. Doing up my first swatch for my first piece of clothing. How big do you need to make the swatch???

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Old 06-15-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
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I think they say usually 4 inch square. I however am really bad and only do enought to put my little guage thingy up to it!
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:27 PM   #3
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A 4" square is a decent size. But I usually determine my swatch size depending on the gauge. For example, this yarn's gauge is 4 sts = 1 #8 needles (assume stockinette). So I would cast on 14 sts and work stockinette over 4 sts with a 5 st knit border on each side. The border pops out the stockinette and makes it easier to measure. Just one humble person's technique...

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