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If you fear math or even knit math, you probably have the intolerable sweaters to prove it. But if you're a new knitter and can not gauge the pattern of knitting, you might think that "near" is good enough. Let's see how much difference a stitch per inch makes in teaching.
Let's say your knitting pattern would like to have a thickness of 4 stitches per inch.
Maybe the size you want is a sweater 40 inches above the chest. If the finished chest measures 40 inches, without additional relief, you will knit 160 stitches around the chest.
What happens if you knit these 160 stitches at 5 stitches per inch?
Divide 160 stitches by 5 stitches per inch and you get 32. What does that mean? Her sweater measures 32 inches around the chest. Eight inches smaller than the 40 you need! If you could somehow get into the sweater, it would crush you like a belt.
What happens if you knit these 160 stitches at 3 stitches per inch?
Divide 160 stitches by 3 stitches per inch and you get 53 1/3. What does that mean? Her sweater measures just over 30 cm around the chest. That's enough freedom of movement for you and a hefty pet cat.
Maybe you think you can block these sweaters to the right size.
That is not very likely. If you could block the belt sweater without making a sting, you might see between the stitches. Make sure you are wearing an undershirt or very nice underwear.
If you could shrink the tent sweater, perhaps by felting, it would be stiffer and thicker, sometimes even bulletproof. Did you want that look when you bought the pattern? Under no circumstance.
For best knit results it is important to determine the strength.
Even a half or quarter stitch can mess you up. If you can not receive a gauge, regardless of the size of the needle, replace it with another thread or pattern. Some knitters think they only knit another size, but when you put your pieces together, they may not fit together.
Do not fight against defeats.
When you spend money on yarn and patterns, you need to spend time and effort creating your sweater. You can relax and have fun, because you're sure you'll get great results if your knitting and the magic of proper teaching work for you, not against you.