03-25-2009, 11:53 AM #1 missibob Casting On   Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: COLLINGWOOD, ONTARIO Posts: 18 Thanks: 12 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts stitch count Good morning everybody. I have decided to knit covers for 2 -18inch square couch pillows, that I have. What I can't figure out is how do you calculate how many stitches you need to cast on? I am a beginner knitter.

 03-25-2009, 11:57 AM #2 tarrentella Working the Gusset   Join Date: Mar 2007 Posts: 1,085 Thanks: 201 Thanked 265 Times in 226 Posts with the yarn you want to use knit up a small test swatch. count how many stitches you get in a n inch then multiply this by 18 to see how many stitches you would need. I would probable add at least an extra inch worth of stitches for seaming and to alow for the curve of a cushion. eg. in your swatch you have 5 stitches per inch. 5 x 18 = 90 stitches. i might cast on 100 to be sure. __________________ Sophie. I am Tarriknits on Ravelry This is my not necassarily knitting related blog.
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 03-25-2009, 12:23 PM #3 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts For your test piece, co about 20 sts and knit about 3". That gives you a better idea how many sts/inch you get. Then multiply that time 18" and add a couple for the seams. __________________ sue- knitting heretic
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 Originally Posted by suzeeq For your test piece, co about 20 sts and knit about 3". That gives you a better idea how many sts/inch you get. Then multiply that time 18" and add a couple for the seams.
On the same project, do you just guess how many skeins it will take, or is their some kind of formula? Thanks so much for answering my other question

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