I was looking for some help on doing a gauge. I have only ever really knit things that don’t have to fit before so now I am knitting a baby jumper I’m trying to do a gauge. The pattern says 22 stitches and 22 garter stitch ridges over 4 inches on US 5.
Does that mean 22 stitches in a row and 22 garter ridges vertically (effectively 44 rows as each ridge would be 2 rows)? Or 22 garter ridges in each row?
Also… Should I knit a 4 inch square and count the stitches/ rows and work out from there or do I knit 22 stitches and see what it measures (at the moment on US 5 needles 22 stitches is only 3 inches so guessing I will need bigger needles)
Sorry for the long-winded post. Hope it makes sense.
Thanks in advance, you guys are angels for helping us newbies