I’d like to make a sweater from a pattern in a book I have, but I’m a bit confused on how to measure the gauge once I’ve knit it. This will be the first time I’ve used a gauge.
The book says “17 sts and 32 rows (16 ridges) = 4”/10cm in garter st using size 7 (4.5mm) needles."
So I cast on 17 stitches and knit 32 rows, right?
Since I’m using a long tail cast on, would that count as the first row?
When I finish the gauge, do I take it off the needle or leave it on? If I take it off, do I bind off? If I bind off, is that counted as a row?
Is the gauge supposed to be a 4" X 4" square?