THING TO KNOW TEN­SION

Knit Today Magazine - - Yarn Know-How -

Ten­sion is given to 10cm or 4in square in stock­ing stitch. When mak­ing a ten­sion square don’t cast on the num­ber of stitches you need to make a 10cm square. It’s im­pos­si­ble to ac­cu­rately mea­sure a swatch to the edges as they tend to curl. In­stead, cast on at least four more stitches than the given stitch ten­sion, and knit at least four more rows than the given row ten­sion. When you’ve fin­ished knit­ting the swatch, cast off loosely and then lay it flat and mea­sure the

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