If you are doing a long-tail cast on.
* Take your yarn wrap it around the needle ten times (= ten sts)
* At end of last wrap pinch yarn closest to skien with you finger and unravel
* take the length you just wrapped around needle and make equal lengths to your required amount of stitches to cast on.
Depends on the weight of yarn, sz of ndls. I just wrap yarn around ndl I'm using for no of sts (allowing for tail of desired length). If I have lots of sts to co I'll just do 1/2 or 1/4 of total needed and then add length for the add'l. For instance, if 50 sts (50 wraps/winds) = 2 ft of yarn and I need 100 sts I'll allow for 4 ft (2x2)...plus my tail.
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A little trick I do is to wrap the yarn a bit loosely around the needle about 10 times, then measure out from there (ie. if 30 stitches, then 3 times my original measurement). Then I add about 9 inches or so for a little extra just in case I'm short a few and to have the end to weave in. Hope this helps.
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