This is such a stupid question. But I have to ask since I am doing a gauge swatch for a sweater.
Pattern instructions are… gauge 16 sts and 22 rows =4" in garter rib.
When I knitted the swatch, do I count only the visible stitches? The ribbing “hides” the purls. Do I count them as part of stitch count? My impulse is yes but then I started over analyzing it and now I am confused. Could you help?