01-30-2005, 09:56 PM #1 trouper Casting On   Join Date: Jan 2005 Posts: 13 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts can't do the math! I am at the point in a hat pattern and the instructions say"decrease to a multiple of 8 stitches and place marker each 8th of the way around the needle". Does that mean I K2tog after 8 st and, if so, since I have 112 st total every 8 st isn't each 8th of the way. This must be whay I hated math! HELP!! Please.

 01-30-2005, 10:43 PM #2 beldaraan Working the Gusset     Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: Alberta, Canada Posts: 1,527 Thanks: 34 Thanked 101 Times in 18 Posts 112/8=14 exactly. I would knit 7 then k2tog to get the multiples of 8. You should have to k2tog 14 times, including the last stitch before turning your work around and following the next set of instructions. I'm not even a novice knitter yet, but the math works.
 02-01-2005, 02:36 PM #3 amy Administrator Site Admin     Join Date: Nov 2004 Location: Western Massachusetts Posts: 3,807 Thanks: 354 Thanked 775 Times in 162 Posts Welcome Trouper! Actually, it sounds like they want you to decrease at 8 points, so that you have 8 "spokes" on the top of the hat. Here's how you do it: You have 112 sts., divided by 8, gives you 14 stitches. So you will be decreasing once every 14 stitches. To do this, k12, k2tog. (This spans 14 stitches). Repeat. On the next decrease round, it will be k11, k2tog. I'm not 100% sure, but I think you'd place your stitch markers after doing a k2tog, and then on the next decrease round would do the k2tog when you are 2 stitches before a stitch marker. If the stitch markers are confusing, then just use 1 stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round, and count stitches as I described. Every decrease round you'll knit 1 stitch fewer before doing the k2tog. Hope that helps! Amy __________________ ~Amy KnittingHelp Queen Bee It is not because things are so difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.  Seneca
 02-02-2005, 12:13 AM #4 Teri44 Casting On   Join Date: Jan 2005 Posts: 5 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts FYI everyone! Go to www.fromthehartle.freeservers.com there is a free increase and decrease calculator. Never do math again. Teri
 02-02-2005, 12:22 AM #5 musicianswife Casting On   Join Date: Feb 2005 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts hi! the calculator link didn't work... has the url changed?
 02-02-2005, 01:06 AM #6 Jouf Knitting the Flap   Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: Southern California Posts: 352 Thanks: 3 Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts musican'swife - I just went there and it worked for me, although the menu was sort of in the way. But it still worked. Great tool. Jouf

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