[b][color=red]New knitter here .... I've been piddling around doing really nothing except casting on and trying some stitches, losing my place and tearing it out ..... I'm about to embark on a shawl for our daughter who is expecting her first baby in March ... something she can use to cover up while nursing ..... DH gave me a wonderful knitting book for Christmas and it has so many projects that I would love to do, many very easy (sweaters .. I am a sweater nut) .... but I found this one.
Cast on 92 st and work 8 rows in garter st
R10: k6, p80, k6
Then you have three different but easy patterns in one. Looks like it would be really pretty.
It calls for sport weight tweed 10 x 2 oz balls
Size 6/4 mm needles.
Gauge 20 sts/30 rows = 4 in.
Measurements: Width 70 in., length 19 in.
So it means you cast on 20 stitches, work 30 rows (in just knit??) and bind off and that should measure 4"? Is that right?
I have some worsted weight yarn and lots of it also some chunky which I gather is heavier .... I don't really care about the size though I don't want a blanket!! ... scarves/shawls etc. seem quite forgiving ... could I get a similar gauge using worsted and maybe an alternate needle size? I gather the bigger the needle, the larger the project? Is sport thinner than worsted?