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Caters 11-03-2013 02:01 AM

Cathedral Cable block blanket
I am making a blanket for myself. I am now making a cathedral cable block for my blanket. It has like 98 rows and 72 stitches and so everything else would have to be a multiple of something that divides evenly into 98 and 72. It will go in the center of the blanket. I am on the 3rd or 4th row. Here is a link to the pattern: :knitting:

Caters 11-03-2013 02:07 AM

Factors of 72 and 96
It would be nice if somebody could give me a list of all the factors of 72 and all the factors of 98 so that I can cast on multiples of a factor of 72 and if it is not a factor and it has a +x then I can multiply the multiple by a number that will get me close enough to it that when I add x stitches it will be 72. This would also help me with the row count. What do they mean when they say (multiples of x rows) + y rows? is it the same idea as (multiples of x stitches) + y stitches

salmonmac 11-03-2013 06:55 AM

I can't get your link to work. I think that perhaps more important than the number of rows and stitches is the measurement in inches of the width and length of the block. If this is a blanket with multiple pattern blocks, the different patterns may give different measurements even for the same number of rows and stitches. Cables will pull in the stitches and shorten the width compared to stockinette, for example.

Caters 11-03-2013 06:17 PM

Stretching after Bind off
I have noticed that after I bind off the gauge changes and the whole thing stretches like 6 inches stretching to 7 or 8 inches. Why is this? Why is it that it is the size I want on the needles but after I bind off it stretches 1 or 2 inches? and how would I measure the gauge of a cable because there the gauge changes with were you put your knitting gauge. It may be 5 or 4 possibly 6 sts per inch but with the cable it would be more when you put it on the cable.

Caters 11-03-2013 06:23 PM

this should work:

Caters 11-03-2013 06:29 PM

and the link up top did not work because I tried putting in a smiley and that smiley got integrated into the link.

DogCatMom 11-05-2013 10:30 PM

The prime factorizations of the two numbers are:

72 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 (sorry; can't use exponents in phpbb text-based language). This can also be expressed as 8 x 9, to help visualization.

98 = 2 x 7 x 7. Alternate expression: 2 x 49.

The only common factor, then, that 72 and 98 have in common is 2. Too bad you're not looking for factors in common for 72 and 96....that would be wonderful!

Caters 11-05-2013 10:59 PM

Yes but I want all the factors of 72 and 98 not just prime factors

GrumpyGramma 11-05-2013 11:20 PM

Have fun. That's all way past me.

claireweber 11-06-2013 12:10 AM


Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1389392)
Have fun. That's all way past me.

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

On a serious note, Caters, that is a beautiful panel!

98 rows and 72 stitches, what is the weight of yarn are the size of needles you are using? What size of blanket are you planning on making?

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