I have a pattern to make a pair of felted bunny slippers. Tonight I decided to start working through the gauge and make some swatches.
The pattern says for the gauge to “work 12 stitches and 16 rows to measure 4x4” in stockinette stitch using US 11 needles with DK wool held doubled."
So I casted on 12 and knit 16 rows. It didn’t come close to 4 inches. I watched a video about how to do gauge, it wasn’t very helpful but it said that if you are going to be felting your project then you have to felt your gauge swatch and then measure the gauge. Is that true? It didn’t say anything about this in the pattern I have. I’m really confused with this. I even used size 15 needles but that didn’t come to 4x4 either.
Can someone please explain, step by step, what I have to do?