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If 10 knitting stitches = 4" on size 11 needles then…?

March 14th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Knitting Stitches

How many stitches would 4" equal on size 13 knitting needles?

you would need to make a gauge swatch to see what your tension is. every knitter has different tension.

it depends on what size yarn you use and how tight or loose your tension is.

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  • 1 Bella S // Mar 14, 2010 at

    well as a math prblem 10 over 11 = x over 13
    you get 11.8 lol
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  • 2 hairbender // Mar 14, 2010 at

    It depends on what system you are using. I don’t go by numbers — I use metric sizes for needles (more accurate and universal).

    I think 13 is smaller needles here, but I think in the US, they are larger. It’s so confusing!!

    If they are larger, then you would get fewer stitches in the 4". You really need to do a swatch to see — we all have a different tension in our knitting. Let two or three people work on the same piece of knitting and you will see the differences! And we aren’t consistent even ourselves — with larger needles, you sometimes have a harder time controlling tension as opposed to smaller, or vice versa. You have to do a swatch to find out.
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  • 3 carjug // Mar 14, 2010 at

    Get some size 13s and try it?
    I use mostly 5s and 7s, I can usually guess the gauges. For your problem I would guess 9-stitches, but I wouldn’t bet a sweater on it.

    I make hats, mostly watchcaps. I use the same size yarn fairly regularly, but when I try something odball, there is no telling who it is going to fit. If I really need a swatch, I make a beer cozy.
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    Zimmermann rules, Vogue drools.

  • 4 vnelson85 // Mar 14, 2010 at

    you would need to make a gauge swatch to see what your tension is. every knitter has different tension.

    it depends on what size yarn you use and how tight or loose your tension is.
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  • 5 Donya // Mar 14, 2010 at

    You need to make a swatch of 4x4in to find out because everyone knits differently and tension makes a difference.
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