I’m trying out a pattern for placemats and the pattern indicates that the gauge should be 21 stitches per 4 inches, however, it doesn’t indicate what type of stitch it should be measured in. I’ve heard that you should normally measure your gauge in stockinette stitch or garter stitch. The beginning of the pattern starts out in seed stitch(?-- alternating K1, P1 for row 1, and P1, K1, for row 2-- is this seed stitch?) so I started my gauge swatch in that. But I’m noticing it’s very hard to count stitches with seed stitch. So can I go ahead and continue knitting my swatch in stockinette and measure it that way?
Do I reaaaallly have to do a gauge swatch? :pout: It’s such a pain in the behind! It’ll probably take me all night tonight to make the swatch and I won’t even be able to start my project! :sad: Ahh, well. Lol.
Hope you guys aren’t getting sick of all my questions yet! :mrgreen: