The gauage in the pattern is described as being "11 sts and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm)". What does this mean? Are their 11 sts in 1 inch or in 4 inches?
Wed, 01/12/2011 - 12:58
If the pattern gauge says 11 sts and 16 rows = 4 " (10 cm) it means 11 stitches will give you 4 inches or 10 cm and 16 rows will give you 4 inches or 10 cm.
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 08:48
On a ball of yarn, all guage is based on a four inch square. It also depends on the correct needle or crochet size. Your pattern is saying if you use the needle it suggests for that yarn - number is sitting at the top of the little square - you should have 11 stitches across for 4 inches and 16 rows down for 4 inches. You show make a little sample for yourself of a little more than 4 inches. So knit 15 stitches for 20 rows. You should have a square bigger than 4 inches. Then measure the 11 stitches across and 16 rows down and see if it is in fact 4 inches. You want to do it slightly bigger because it is easier to see the correct number of stitches and rows. Everyone knits differently, so you should make a square before starting a project that needs to have the correct gauge.
Hope that helps.
Fri, 01/28/2011 - 20:51
I understand that I should divide the 11 sts in the guage by the 4 in 4 inches to get the approximate number of stitches per inch which is about 3.
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