Fuzzy or textured yarns can make it difficult to count stitches. To make things easier, use pins or a contrasting yarn to mark off a four-inch (10cm) section of the fabric. This swatch, stitched in Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Mohair, was stitched on size 9 U.S./4.5mm needles and has a row gauge of 14 stitches and 20 rows = 4"/10cm.

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