# How do you measure enough yarn to cast on?

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## How do I know how much yarn I need to 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 do you calculate cast on stitches?

The Stitches to Cast-On = (dW x S/W). Divide Stitches counted in swatch by swatch Width measured. Multiply by Desired Width. So for the example for the above you will take your 4×4 measured area.

## Do cast on stitches count as a row?

The cast on doesn’t count as a row. But it’s easier to count all the rows in the worked fabric, below the needle, and just not count the loops on the needle. … And that you don’t count your cast on if you’re counting rows.

## What is the advantage of long tail cast on?

The advantage of the long tail cast on is that it is easier and faster to work and you only need the size of needle you are using for the project.

## How do you calculate long tail cast on length?

So, for instance, if your finished project is going to be 12 inches wide, you’d want a long tail about 40 inches long (12 x 3 = 36 + 3.6 = about 40). She also reminds you to “keep your tail on your thumb,” meaning that the tail end of the yarn goes in front as you make the stitches.

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