Okay, I’m having a little trouble wrapping my brain around this one. This is the first time I will be making something where I have to worry about how many cast on stitches I have and gauge.
I have several skeins of Lion Brand thick and quick chenille and I am using size 13 needles. I want to make a wrap approx. 10-15 inches wide and however long… unsure yet.
The gauge on the label reads “8 sts + 16 rows = 4” in St st on size 11 needles." I would like to make a pattern of squares by doing k5, p5 for so many rows and then reversing it… purling the knit and knitting the purl to give the illusion of different textured squares. I know that k5, p5 for 5 rows will not result in perfect squares… so I don’t know how to figure that out, either.
Here is what I do know… however many stitches I cast on, will have to be divisible by 5. I also know that I totally don’t understand the whole gauge concept… if you could explain what “8 sts + 16 rows = 4” in St st on size 11 needles." means, too… thank you.
here is an example of what I mean by the squares.