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azalea
03-26-2006, 05:15 PM
when counting the purl "bumps" , does each bump represent a knit and a purl? so if i have 10 bumps, will i knit 5 rows and purl 5 rows? eg. 5 knit rows + 5 purl rows = 10 purl bumps?

HeatherFeather
03-26-2006, 08:56 PM
oh my...thinking hard....

ya, there's generally 2x as many "ridges" as rows.

but PLEASE someone correct me if I'm wrong, cuz I am dead beat tired!!!

JENinIA
03-26-2006, 09:00 PM
I thought it was the other way around- twice as many rows as ridges.

Ingrid
03-26-2006, 09:20 PM
If you are doing garter stitch--knit every row, you can count the ridges and multiply by two to get an easy row count. With garter, each ridge is really one row and each space between them is a row, but counting the ridges is easier.

For stockinette, I never count on the purl side because it's so much easier to count the v's on the knit side.

azalea
03-26-2006, 10:00 PM
does the same hold true for the v's in stockinette? ie, count them and mulitply by 2?

Ingrid
03-26-2006, 10:02 PM
No. Each v in stockinette is one row.

The only reason you mulitply ridges in garter is because the knit row between the purl rows is less easy to see. Counting the ridges is just faster.

HeatherFeather
03-27-2006, 10:43 AM
sooo funny...this is how my brain works...

uff...I said I was tired...I thought 2x as many ridges as rows...I multiply the ridges I have x 2, and that gets me the rows I have...I shoudla kept quiet....lol....welcome to my warped math brain.

samm
03-27-2006, 08:50 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: I kinda understand your brain!!! samm

HeatherFeather
03-27-2006, 08:56 PM
I kinda understand your brain!!! samm

scary!!!! I tell ya....SCARY!!!