how many stitches to cast on ?

(11 Posts)
LewisFanIsBack Tue 05-Jul-16 21:52:04

I've never knitted for WH but have crocheted and want to knit a square this time... so how many stitches do I need to cast on to get a 6 inch square?

please help!

daciousme Thu 07-Jul-16 14:38:15

Try Googling - Knitting Diagonal Squares - that way the square grows as you knit so you do not have to work out how many stitches to start with and when you measure 6 inches you start to decrease and you end up with a lovely square very quickly.

Poppy1968 Thu 07-Jul-16 14:46:04

I cast on 33 sts for a 6" Square.

MadisonAvenue Fri 08-Jul-16 14:22:03

33 stitches here too, and around 45-48 rows.

LewisFanIsBack Fri 08-Jul-16 19:02:04

thanks everyone

dacious that is a genius idea!

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 11-Jul-16 21:32:28

My tension is fairly standard.

I cast on 33.
And knit 42 rows for stocking stitch.

For garter stitch, 30 sts and 50 rows!

Try knitting a half sized one as a swatch.
Cast on 16 sts and work 21 rows of stocking stitch.

If this makes a 3 inch square, you are good to go!

KnottyAndPistey Tue 12-Jul-16 07:43:30

Hello Lewis love!

You have help here from the experts, thanks all brew

Wolfiefan Sun 31-Jul-16 19:01:59

Calling all genius knitters! I was hoping to knit some 12 inch squares for kinship hugs. If 33 stitches gives me 6 inches then 66 stitches for 12 inch?

Wolfiefan Sun 31-Jul-16 19:06:59

Active is too active. Giving this a little bump!

tribpot Sun 31-Jul-16 19:14:17

Yes, as long as the same stitch.

Wolfiefan Sun 31-Jul-16 19:15:48

Bless you. 33 stitches seems to work for most stitches. (I'm not very adventurous!!)
grin

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