# Quick Answer: How do you know how many stitches you need?

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## How many stitches is 7 inches?

The gauge is roughly 5 stitches per inch on a size 7 or 8 needle.

## 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.

## What size is considered chunky?

Yarn Weight (Thickness)

Yarn Weight US Needle Size Common Uses
Medium- or worsted-weight, afghan, Aran 7–9 Sweaters, blankets, outdoor wear (hats, scarves, mittens, and so on)
Bulky or chunky 10–11 Rugs, jackets, blankets
Super bulky 13–15 Heavy blankets and rugs, sweaters

## 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.

## What is stitch per inch?

A sewing machine sewing at 5,000 SPM at 14 SPI will sew 9.9 yards of seam per minute. More stitches per inch will also consume for thread per inch of seam. This will contribute to higher seam strength and more elastic seams, but will also increase the consumption of thread required to sew the garment.

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## 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.

## How many rows should a knitted blanket be?

Step 4: Knit every row until the blanket is the desired length. Example: Doll Blanket, 10 inches wide, with a gauge of 4 stitches per inch.

Recipe 1: a simple garter stitch blanket.

Type of blanket Width (inches) Length (inches)
Baby blanket 30 40