Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-23-2010, 10:40 AM   #1
ehensl
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central NC
Posts: 6
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Newbie Help--Knitting to the Inch
Hi! I'm very new to knitting and have already learned so much from this wonderful site! I have decided to start with a very simple afghan project. Pattern is to cast-on 23 and then knit until 6 inches. That I can do! Well, I have already learned that I am a "tight knitter" and so I am casting on a few more to get the width to 6 inches as well as the length.

My question is, where do I measure from to know when I have knit for six inches on the length? Do I measure the "off the needle" portion of the sqaure? Or, do I include the row on the needle itself, knowing that I still have to cast-off?

Thanks so much in advance for your expert advice! I am defecting from the scrapbooking world, and have found this to be a great group of crafters!

Beth
ehensl is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-23-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Measure under the needle.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 11:18 AM   #3
ehensl
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central NC
Posts: 6
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks so much for the speedy reply!
ehensl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
8 inch circular knitting needles lisaw1624 General Knitting 19 05-17-2010 09:58 AM
KnitPicks Fixed Circular Sock-knitting sizes in 40 inch length....request ! DONE ! ...dotty... General Knitting 4 01-12-2008 06:00 PM
converting guage from 4st/inch to 4.5st/inch JessicaSant How-to Questions 2 07-13-2007 05:17 AM
Is an inch of knitting an inch of knitting? AnnaT How-to Questions 7 06-14-2007 10:56 AM
knitting pattern for a ten inch doll secretstasher Pattern Central 5 03-29-2006 12:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:15 PM.