# How many stitches should I cast?

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## How do I know how many stitches to cast on?

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.

## How many stitches should I pick up?

Calculate number of stitches to pick up per segment

Divide the number of stitches per 10 cm by 10 to get the number of stitches per cm. Then, multiply the number of stitches per cm by the number of centimetres per segment. In my example, I divided 28 by 10 to get 2.8 stitches per cm.

## How many stitches should I cast on for a scarf?

Cast On Stitches

Cast on 12 stitches. This will give you a scarf that’s almost 5 inches wide, but you can alter the number of stitches for a wider or narrower scarf. There are a many different ways to cast-on. Try the long-tail cast-on or simple wrap cast on.

## How many stitches do I cast on for a sock?

If you knit from the top-down, as a rule of thumb, you’ll need to cast on around 14 or 15 stitches per needle (56 or 60 stitches total) if you have a regular woman’s size and 16 or 17 stitches per needle (64 or 68 stitches total) for a regular men’s size.

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## What is the best size knitting needles for a scarf?

If you are a tight knitter, use bigger needles (size 17) or if you are a loose knitter, use smaller needles (size 15). Use whatever size needle it takes so that you make a scarf that is 4 inches to 4.5 inches wide (not wider). You can also adjust the number of stitches to keep your scarf within this size range.

## How do you calculate stitches for a sock?

For a sock, the most important thing is to know the number of stitches per inch so working out the number of stitches to expect to get in one inch (using the ball band above: 30 stitches ÷ 4 inches = 7.5 stitches) is helpful before you start.

## Can you knit socks on straight needles?

Most sock patterns are knit in the round on double pointed needles and can start either at the toe or at the cuff. … Use regular straight needles to make a pair of socks instead. Knitting socks on straight needles requires some seaming and basic knowledge of knitting techniques.