blanket square

I would like to experiment with blanket squares. I need to know how many stitches to cast on and what the length would be to make the squares 5x5 each and what size needle to use. Thanks for the help.

No one can tell you that for sure. The number you cast on depends on the weight of yarn, needle size and whether you knit tight or loose. The stitch pattern makes a difference, too. Ribbing and cables pull in so you’d need more stitches for instance.

Do a gauge swatch and count your stitches over 4 inches then divide by 4 (more accurate this way) then calculate how many you need for 5 inches.

Thk u. Dorie