I know how frustrating it can be to start out. BELIEVE ME! Convinced that I can read and follow directions, my first project was a man’s vest in an interesting “cable” pattern. Who needs to waste time knitting X stitches for y rows just to throw it away and start a new project. Result: I now have a vest that will fit a guy 6’10" and 350 lbs! Lesson learned! I’m sticking to baby blankets… Who cares if they are 30 x30, 26x32, 30x40,…or whatever the finished dimensions are… It’s a BLANKET!
If you are going to knit something where finished dimensions are important… CHECK YOUR GAGUE!
Incidentally, the vest had a pattern repeat of 200 rows… Actually it never repeated! Beginners shouldn’t try this for their first project!
Know anyone 6’10 and 350 lbs? Have I got a vest for them!