Nothings makes one feel like a newb like not being able to count.
Pattern reads: Five stitches per inch. :think:
How do you count that? Do I make a few rows having only cast on five stitches and parallel to the needles they should be an inch? Do I knit so five rows are hanging down and they make an inch? And while we are on the topic of counting…how do you count stitches after they are on? When I look at the “material” I have been counting each little V as one stitch…but I have a lurking feeling I’m doing things somewhat wrong.
After four boys I’m pregnant with my first girl, and have knitting fever like madness! My little hats and booties are coming out cute, but I’m a little fearful to tackle my first pair of soakers just yet until I can at least measure my gauge right and count stitches. :teehee:
forgive me if this is an over post or redundant question for you all, I looked around a bit but didn’t really see any topics quite this…uh…simple…
Thanks ladies-your input is invaluable!
ETA: omg…meant to post this in the questions/how to forum. OY! Please forgive-move if needed thanks!