Hi! I am teaching myself to knit. I have knitted a baby blanket and washclothes. I am now working on socks and can't even get started because I don't understand the guage in this pattern book. The other books I have seen will tell you how many stitches to cast on and how many rows. This pattern just says 25 sts = 4 inches. Here is what I do not understand:
It says to divide all of the stitches evenly over the needles. 25 divided by 4 doesn't add up, so I put on 28 stitches. Next I do not understand how many rows I am to put on in order to test the guage. Am I to knit until I get to 4 inches? Then how do I know if I need to adjust? How do I measure this since it is in the round?
Thanks a million for any help you can give me. I am quite sure that I am making this harder than it is, but for some reason cannot wrap my little brain around it!