# Question: What is a knitting calculator?

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## What is a knitting gauge converter?

Take your stitch gauge, divide it by their stitch gauge and the answer is the Stitch Convertor. Use up to 2 decimal points. For example; say you are getting 29.5 stitches to 4 inches and the pattern calls for 28 stitches for 4 inches. Divide yours (29.5) by theirs (28) and the answer (stitch convertor) is 1.0535714.

## What is a knitting measure used for?

Gauge is just a measure of how big your stitches are. Gauge has two parts: stitches and rows. This means gauge is measuring both the width of your stitches and the height of your stitches. Not all knitters stitch the same way: Some of us tend to knit tighter stitches while others have a very loose technique.

## How do I figure out how much yarn I need?

How much yarn do you have?

1. Multiply the number of yards or meters in a full skein (on the yarn’s label) by the weight of the partial skein (use a scale to measure this).
2. Take that number and divide it by the weight of the full skein (on the yarn’s label).

## Do bigger knitting needles make bigger stitches?

The real way to change the number of stitches that you knit in an inch is to change the needles that you’re using. A needle with a smaller diameter means that you make smaller loops when you wrap the yarn, and therefore you get smaller stitches. Likewise, bigger needles make bigger stitches.

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## What do you do with knitting swatches?

I often knit swatches to test stitch patterns or to try out unfamiliar knitting techniques. For these swatches, I usually use scrap yarn and throw away the swatches afterward. If I’m knitting a garment where gauge is important (for a sweater, for example), I’ll save the swatch until the garment is complete.

## What does it mean to block your knitting?

What is Blocking? Blocking is the process of wetting or steaming your final pieces of knitting to set the finished size and even out the stitches. … The fiber content of the yarn and the stitch pattern of your knitting will often determine how you block your finished pieces.

## What is called when you knit one row and purl the next?

To knit stockinette stitch (abbreviated St st), you alternate a knit row with a purl row. Stockinette stitch (or stocking stitch) is everywhere: scarves, socks, sweaters, blankets, hats — you name it. … The bumpy side of stockinette stitch fabric is called reverse stockinette or purl.