Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-27-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
sissyv
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 171
Thanks: 29
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Not good at math
Hi , I just need help figuring this out because I'm not mathematical but I need to so I can cast on the right number of stitches

The first step is to measure your shoulder-span. Mine is about 17 inches. Then you add 4 inches for each sleeve (8 inches) and add that to your shoulder measurement. I got 25 inches from that, so 25 inches will be the width of my bolero. My ribbing gauge is 4 stitches per inch, so I multiply 25 by 4 to get 100. I take that number, 100, and round it down to the next number that is a multiple of 4 +2. The next number down is 98, and that will be my cast-on number.

Those are the instruction- my measurements are 22 so+ sleeves would be 30 (30x4=120) multiple of 4 +2 is where I get confused how many should I cast on?
sissyv is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 04-27-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
Dclutterchique
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 200
Thanks: 69
Thanked 131 Times in 102 Posts
Ok, I'll see if I can explain it to you.

I assume that the 17 inch shoulder span is the example given in the pattern on how to work out the number of cast on stitches and the 22 inch shoulder span is your measurment.

If so, then you are correct in your working out that you need 30 inches in total for the 2 sleeves and the back of the bolero and that 30 inches at 4 stitches per inch is 120 stitches. As you need to round down to a multiple of 4 + 2 and 120 is exactly divisible by 4 then you can either subtract 4 from 120 to keep a multiple of 4 and add 2 to get the +2 or just subtract 2 to get your cast on number

So:

120 - 4 = 116 + 2 = 118

or

120 - 2 = 118
__________________
An English Knitter (nationality and method).
Feel free to call me either Clutter or Julie (my real name).

FO: Downton Hat

A sweater of a thousand yards begins with a single stitch. Lao-tzu's Granny
Dclutterchique is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Dclutterchique For This Useful Post:
justplaincharlotte (04-27-2013), sissyv (04-27-2013)
Old 04-27-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
sissyv
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 171
Thanks: 29
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Originally Posted by Dclutterchique View Post
Ok, I'll see if I can explain it to you.

I assume that the 17 inch shoulder span is the example given in the pattern on how to work out the number of cast on stitches and the 22 inch shoulder span is your measurment.

If so, then you are correct in your working out that you need 30 inches in total for the 2 sleeves and the back of the bolero and that 30 inches at 4 stitches per inch is 120 stitches. As you need to round down to a multiple of 4 + 2 and 120 is exactly divisible by 4 then you can either subtract 4 from 120 to keep a multiple of 4 and add 2 to get the +2 or just subtract 2 to get your cast on number

So:

120 - 4 = 116 + 2 = 118

or

120 - 2 = 118
Thanks Julie - that was super helpful!
sissyv is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to sissyv For This Useful Post:
Dclutterchique (04-27-2013)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hmm..is my math wrong or the pattern's math wrong? Loopdeloop How-to Questions 3 10-25-2010 06:18 PM
need some math help hartleystudio How-to Questions 4 11-14-2009 08:51 AM
OT- Anyone good with consumer math? Jenelle General Knitting 10 01-29-2007 03:01 PM
Math, can I do it candy How-to Questions 6 10-27-2006 09:28 AM
good price on good bamboo DPNs? geekgolightly General Knitting 5 03-10-2006 06:54 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:16 AM.