03-18-2013, 02:41 AM #1 1KnitKnack Casting On   Join Date: Nov 2010 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Circle Medallion Into Square? Could somebody please tell me: what is the knitting formula for picking up sts. on the "corners" of a knitted circle to make it into a square? Is it 1/8th of the sts. for each corner? Or what? I read it once lonnnng ago, somewhere, but don't remember where or what the exact answer was. I am talking about adding on 4 separate small triangles ("cat ears" if you will); I know the decrease ratio, I just don't know the percentage of sts. to pick up. TIA Jaz

 03-18-2013, 05:47 AM #2 salmonmac Moderator Mod Squad   Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Maryland Posts: 8,428 Thanks: 626 Thanked 3,388 Times in 3,069 Posts At the corners of a square, I usually pick up 3 sts into the one corner stitch but for picking up sts on a circle, picking up 3sts for every 4 should work. (Usually for stockinette st the ratio is 3/4 and for garter, 2/3 when you pick up on a straight edge.) The alternative on the circle is one for one. You may have to give it a try on one test corner or swatch to make sure it lies flat without pulling and that you can do the decreases nicely after the pick up. __________________ Knitting Help Videos Here!-
 03-18-2013, 03:55 PM #3 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts You can turn a circle a square by doing double increases at the 4 'corners'. that way you increase 8 sts every other round. I'm not sure the ratio of picking up 3 sts for every 4 will work, it may pucker up the center medallion. The shaping is done with the increases, not how you pick up stitches. __________________ sue- knitting heretic

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