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Old 01-17-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Knitting Blanket with Sz 19 Straight Needles..
Hi I am knitting a blanket for my aunt with size US 19 needles, 14 inches long, I don't know where I found a pattern online but it said to cast on 60 stitches...I did using 2 strands of yarn, I am about 13 inches down and I was wondering how can I make a good guess how wide it's going to be. I am still confused on the gauge alittle, there was nothing on my needle packaging that told me how many stitches would make what width. I am using 100% acrylic yarn double strands. Sensations Classic Rainbow in green from Johann Fabrics...I am happy with the blanket so far but wondering how far should I go down if I don't know what the width will be? I didn't like using circular needles because I joined my round and I like the straight needles better, Anyone else knit blankets on straight needles? thanks
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:45 PM   #2
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You're very limited by how wide you can go on straight ndls for blankets. You could opt to make strips and then seam them tog to get a full-size piece. To determine the size, did you do a swatch? Or, look at the piece you've worked. Determine how many sts are in an inch. Measure the # of sts over approx 4". Divide by 4. Example, 8 sts/4"=2. If 2 sts/inch, and you've CO 60, the piece would be 30" wide (60/2=30). If 1.5 sts/inch, it'll be 40" (60/1.5=40).

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Old 01-17-2008, 03:34 PM   #3
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If you're 13 inches into it, you should be able to just kinda spread out what's done & look at it. That's how wide it is now. You can just keep knitting to whatever length you want.
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