# How many stitches do you cast on for a scarf?

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## What size needles for 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 many rows do you need to knit a scarf?

Keep alternating colors as instructed, doing 12 rows of each, until the scarf reaches a desired length. The scarf, when finished, will have a pattern of three different colors.

## How many balls of yarn do you need to knit a scarf?

You may need approx. 5 or 6 50g balls of wool to make your scarf. You can choose any colour wool, even a multicolour wool.

## Do cast on stitches count as a row?

The cast on doesn’t count as a row. But it’s easier to count all the rows in the worked fabric, below the needle, and just not count the loops on the needle. … And that you don’t count your cast on if you’re counting rows.

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

To find out how many stitches to cast on, multiply the stitches per inch by the desired width of the cowl. For example, if your gauge is 2 stitches per inch and you would like your cowl to be 23 inches wide, then multiply 2 by 23 to get a total of 46 stitches to cast on.

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## Do bigger knitting needles make bigger stitches?

The real way to change the number of stitches that you knit in an inch is to change the needles that you’re using. A needle with a smaller diameter means that you make smaller loops when you wrap the yarn, and therefore you get smaller stitches. Likewise, bigger needles make bigger stitches.