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cookworm
02-26-2007, 03:08 PM
I'd like to adapt the stitch pattern that was used for this (http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/683/783/1600/blogpics%20025.jpg) hat to maybe a shawl, but I was wondering, in multiples of what would I need to use to calculate the cast on number?

I don't know how to calculate the multiple of stitches (for example, the feather and fan stitch pattern is worked over a multiple of 18 stitches). :oops:

Here's the pattern:
Row 1: k1* yfwd, k2tog, repeat from * to end.
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: *sl 1, k1, psso, yfwd, rep from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 4: knit.

One other thing--is it possible to adapt this stitch pattern for a triangular shawl? Would I just need to do my increases using the multiple for each row? Say for example the multiple is 3--then I'd need to increase 3 stitches each row? :??

SandraEllen
02-26-2007, 03:32 PM
I'm not an expert and i dont have needles in front of me to test it, but it looks like multiples of 2.
every time there are stitches between ** there are only 2 stitches used.
i don't know about the triangle shawl... sorry.

suzeeq
02-26-2007, 03:45 PM
Multiples of 2 + 1. Why not try casting on 15 sts in some leftover yarn and working the pattern to see how it comes out.

sue

cookworm
02-26-2007, 04:26 PM
Multiples of 2 + 1. Why not try casting on 15 sts in some leftover yarn and working the pattern to see how it comes out. sue

Thanks, Sue! I did just that, and this worked out great! :hug: