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Jun 17, 2013 07:25:06   #
leighanne1968
 
Handy chart that tells you how many stitches will fit on what length of circular needles.

Pretty nifty!!


 
Jun 17, 2013 07:32:06   #
Cnleb
 
Thanks! This will come in handy, I never know exactly what size to use!
Jun 17, 2013 07:36:12   #
JulieW8
 
Thanks! That will come in handy!
Jun 17, 2013 07:40:14   #
jinx (a regular here)
 
That is a good chart to have handy. The math works outs.
If you have 3 stitches in an inch you need at least 48 stitches to make a circle on a 16 inch needle. 3x16=48
If you have 5 stitches in an inch you need at least 80 stitches to make a circle on a 16 inch needle. 5x16=80.
Jun 17, 2013 07:46:50   #
shana151
 
Thank you! It looks very handy, especially for hats!
Jun 18, 2013 05:31:10   #
Goldengate
 
Very useful, thank you!
 
Jun 18, 2013 05:50:45   #
karenh
 
Helpful chart. Thanks for sharing.
Jun 18, 2013 10:12:47   #
tdorminey
 
jinx wrote:
That is a good chart to have handy. The math works outs.
If you have 3 stitches in an inch you need at least 48 stitches to make a circle on a 16 inch needle. 3x16=48
If you have 5 stitches in an inch you need at least 80 stitches to make a circle on a 16 inch needle. 5x16=80.


Or you can approach it from the other side: pattern says cast on X number of sts, and gauge is Y sts per inch. Divide X by Y = number of inches on needles> CO 180 sts, at 5 sts/inch: 180/5 = 36 so you would have 36 inches (wide) of fabric on the needles. I would probably choose a 32" circ as this would be more than enough sts to knit comfortably, without too much crowding.
Jun 18, 2013 11:58:23   #
leighanne1968
 
tdorminey wrote:
Or you can approach it from the other side: pattern says cast on X number of sts, and gauge is Y sts per inch. Divide X by Y = number of inches on needles> CO 180 sts, at 5 sts/inch: 180/5 = 36 so you would have 36 inches (wide) of fabric on the needles. I would probably choose a 32" circ as this would be more than enough sts to knit comfortably, without too much crowding.


Much easier to look at the chart. I graduated college. Math makes my brain hurt now!!! LOL!!
Jun 18, 2013 13:30:57   #
sockyarn (a regular here)
 
What size yarn is it for. If lace yarn you can get more on if extra bulky you get less. Would be good to know what size yarn it is for.
Jun 18, 2013 19:51:45   #
leighanne1968
 
Found it on facebook. Was no other info, sorry.
 
Jun 18, 2013 20:04:15   #
jinx (a regular here)
 
sockyarn wrote:
What size yarn is it for. If lace yarn you can get more on if extra bulky you get less. Would be good to know what size yarn it is for.


This chart is for the number of stitches per inch. The size of the yarn is not important. If your lace weight yarn has 10 stitches to the inch and you need 240 stitches you will be able to fit those 240 stitches on a 24 inch needle. 10 stitches for each inch means you need a 24 inch circular needle.
10 stitches per inch divided into 240 total stitches =24 inches.
p.s. a short cable would be advisable so as not to stretch the stitches.
Jun 18, 2013 20:25:34   #
sockyarn (a regular here)
 
Thank you for the clarification.
jinx wrote:
This chart is for the number of stitches per inch. The size of the yarn is not important. If your lace weight yarn has 10 stitches to the inch and you need 240 stitches you will be able to fit those 240 stitches on a 24 inch needle. 10 stitches for each inch means you need a 24 inch circular needle.
10 stitches per inch divided into 240 total stitches =24 inches.
p.s. a short cable would be advisable so as not to stretch the stitches.
Jun 19, 2013 01:28:20   #
knittingnana60
 
This is fine, if you really want your knitting to stretch around the circular needle, but if you have a needle with a very flexible cable and know how to do Magic Loop, you can use far fewer stitches on a circular needle than this chart says.

Just looked at the chart a second time, there is a problem that the math is not always right, also, you actually need more stitches than the gauge calls for to be able to knit comfortably on circular needles. Look at how you push stitches to the points of your needles when you are knitting, the stitches are far more crowded on your needles than the gauge would indicate.
Jun 20, 2013 10:44:18   #
GLOKO
 
THANKS that will help a lot
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