The sky at noon today.
Ann in CT asked:
About fudging the increases and decreases because your row gauge is off. I’m about to face this problem. My pattern calls for 30 rows to 10cm and I’m getting 32 rows. What kind of scary math do you have to do to make the adjustment? (And I realize I haven’t given enough info on my pattern, but I figure there must be a general rule of thumb. For instance on the sleeves it’s increase 2 sts on the 13th row and the 4 following 16th rows.)
Let me say first off that math is not my forte. So I try to do things as simply as possible.
Figuring from what you tell me, the increases are done over 77 rows. (That’s 16 times 4 plus 13 equals 77 — right?) 77 rows in the pattern row gauge of 30 rows to 10cm (4 inches) gives you a length of about 10.25 inches over which you are doing your increases.
Your row gauge is 32 rows to 10cm (4 inches), so you will knit 82 rows to achieve the same 10.25 inches. What I would do is increase on the first three 16th rows and the following two 17th rows — that’ll give you 82 rows total.
Or something like that. Did I do the math right?
It’s New Project Monday!
Wheee! A new sweater to knit! A new sweater to knit!
I had a goodly amount of Rowan Calmer in my stash, in shade 480 (Peacock), that has been calling out to become a nice, comfy sweater.
Because I’m not quite yet over the Summer of Lace, I started by knitting a lace edging for the bottom. I do so love a good lace edging.
I picked up stitches along the straight edge of the lace, and started knitting up for the back of my sweater.
This is going to be a long tunic style sweater, with a little bit of waist shaping, with long set-in sleeves.
I haven’t thought of a name for the design yet — nothing is calling out to me!
When I strike a cute pose, I get more greenies.