I see, I should do the method of garter stitch for a couple rows and then garter stitch the last 4 stitches at each end and just measure 4" somewhere in the middle and that should equal 12 stitches. It should be a square right? This is 12 stitches across, should I be measuring anything up and down too?
I am sorry this is my very first gauge swatch. I want to make sure to follow the rules and swatch....and I want my sweater to turn out perfect after all the work it is going to take.
Oh and this is on circulars...does that change everything? I read somewhere on this forum that when you are knitting on circs to swatch you could use a method where you drape the strand behind and knit across?? Does this mean I still do the garter or no? I do not knit my swatch in the round do I?