How to decipher patterns
I've been doing my research but still having trouble deciphering pattern codes! For example, the pattern starts out saying:
Gauge 18 stitches, 29 rows for box ((its a blanket))
Then goes on to say:
Cast on 40... Etc...
So I'm confused on how exactly to start and follow the instructions. Help!
The first bit is telling you what the correct tension is for the pattern you are knitting. The idea is that you should make a tension square
if you are not sure what your knitting tension is with the weight of yarn that you are using, and change your needle size to match the tension given by the pattern.
The actual instructions for your project start with the "Cast on 40" bit.
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