I am fairly new to knitting and am in need of some help. I would like to try something simple like this pattern: http://frugalknit12330.goeserv.com/homepage/freepat2.htm
I know it is simple as it is just squares, but I just can’t understand the measurements. I need to knit the Women’s size which is 3 1/4" squares. I cast on 17 stitches as it says but then i start to knit and the measurements just go out the window. I have even tried to cast on whilst measuring but it still doesn’t work.
Right, second question! What is a #8 needle? I am confused with the UK sizes, the US sizes and the mm sizes of needles available. And my local knitting shop does not know what “worsted weight yarn” is. If anyone can be bothered to answer this I will be greatful, but if not, I completely understand!