So I’m knitting a placemat using linen stitch and was unsure of how many stitches to cast on for a 17" wide placemat. So the good little knitter that I am, I made a gauge swatch and counted my gauge at 11.25 stitches in 4". That’s about 2.81 stitches per inch. 2.81 x 17 inches = 47.77 stitches, right? So I decided to cast on 46 instead of 48 to make it just a tad bit shorter, maybe around 16". So tell me why I’m about 1/4 of the way done with the placemat, and the width is somehow measuring at 14".
:noway: :noway: :noway: :noway:
And my gauge is exactly the same!!! I’ve been measuring the width since I started, and somehow it’s gone from 15.5" to 16" to 15", and now it’s at 14". :hair: And yet my gauge IS THE SAME!!!
:wall: :grrr: :!!!: