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Changing to thicker yarn and bigger needles for same pattern

I normally cast on 200 stitches for adult blanket using bulky yarn and 9 mm circular needles for straight stitching. How many stitches do I cast on with super bulky yarn and 12 mm circular needles to get the same size of blanket?

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Jun 02, 2022
changing to bigger yarn and bigger needle on the same pattern
by: Ratchadawan

I can't tell you exactly because there will be some variants.

The exact way to determine how many stitches you need to cast on is to check the yarn gauge.
Knit a sample swatch about five inches long and a few rows. Then measure 4 inches of the width of it and mark each side with a pin. Count stitches within the two pins. Whatever number you get is the number of stitches you want to cast on for each 4 inches.

Let says, your last blanket is about 80 inch-long and you want to make this new one the same using this super bulky yarn. You would divided 80 by 4 and get 20. Thant means you have to cast on with the gauge number that you got when you count stitches for 20 times to get the same size blanket. If you get 8 sts then multiply that with 20 and you would get 160 stitches. That is the cast on number.

You can also use your yarn information on the label to do a rough calculation as well.

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