View Full Version : is it just me, or is there a PROBLEM with this pattern?

gotta knit
03-16-2008, 12:16 PM
Lacy Poncho I'm hoping to make:

Below is my logic :think:. Does anyone else see a problem?????

GAUGE: 11sts = 4"
For XS-M size(30-38"), cast on 144sts.
(144/11sts=13.09x4=52.36" bottom edge)

Work from bottom up, gradual decreases to shape top, then END with 58sts & cast off loosely. (58/11=5.27*4=21.09" top)

21.09" (or a bit more with loose cast-off) is too small for a neck opening!
To make the poncho loose like the photo, I need 28" for my dd.

Does my reasoning make sense or have I made a mistake :???

03-16-2008, 12:42 PM
I'd question it, too! Maybe it will be smaller than what shows in the picture but I found a top down pattern for a pullover and it started me with 59 sts. on size #8s, and the neck was closer than your pattern shows. That was too small but it turned out fine. Also, lace pattern sts are generally very loose.

gotta knit
03-20-2008, 11:49 AM
Thanks for replying.

Not sure if the pattern would turn out with the proper yarn.
The yarn I used is totally different than the one specified, so I made a guess based on my yarn's gauge & worked it out.