Question by krisbrown1979: how do i figure out my gauge (number of stiches to cast on) without knitting a swatch?
lets say Im makeing an arm band. The arm mesures 22 inches at the middle of the bicep. My circuler needls are 8 guage and 24 inches.
what is the formula that tells me how many stiches to cast on?
Im not using any pattern, and I dont have the lable that came with the yarn. Just have standard black arcrylic yarn, my needles, and an Idea
Answer by Mommiedearest
If you have used the same yarn and the same needle, and you have the project handy measure it and see what your gage was with that. If it matches use the instructions given to you in the pattern.
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