# How do you calculate cast on stitches?

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## How do I know how much to cast on?

When you unravel your yarn from the needle and measure, you have enough for 20 stitches. This would be the amount you would cast on. You also want to add a little extra to account for your slip knot and leave a yarn tail. With this method, you need to wrap your stitches evenly.

## How do you figure out how many stitches per inch?

The formula is this: 25.4 divided by the metric length of the stitch such as 2.5 equals the number of stitches per inch. Here’s an example. To figure out how many stitches per inch a 2.5 metric setting will give you: 25.4 divided by 2.5 = 10.16 stitches per inch.

## How do I calculate yarn for cast on?

Take your needle, start with the very end of your yarn, and wrap the yarn around as many times as the stitch count of your pattern. So, if your pattern requires you to cast on 50 stitches, wrap the yarn around the needle 50 times. Unravel it again, and that’s how much yarn you will need for the long tail cast on.

## How many rows and stitches make a square?

Keep on going, knitting every row until you have a square – this will be about 120-130 rows. It should be approximately 12 inches by 12 inches but don’t worry if it’s a bit bigger or smaller – we will still be able to use it. Once you have finished knitting all your rows, cast off all the stitches.

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