Originally Posted by mdkb901
Question after I do the 4 inches. The next round is. Knit, inc. 8 sts evenly around. 72 sts. Divide into 24 sts on each 3 needles how do I do that and in the beg I casted on 64 and I divided 20 on one needle and 20 on the second needle and there are 24 on the third needle
Inc. 8 stitches evenly around means do your increases with, more or less, the same number of stitches between each increase. To work this out divide the number of stiches you have (64) by the number of stiches you are increasing by (8). So 64/8 = 8. This means you do an increase every 8 stitches. If you are doing the M1 increase you knit 8 sitches and do the M1 between
the 8th and 9th stitch (1st stitch of the next set of 8). If you are doing the KFB increase you knit 7 stitches and do the KFB on
the 8th stitch of each set of 8.
For future reference, sometimes you'll get a pattern where Stitch Number/Increase Number doesn't give a whole number. EG you may have an answer of 4 1/2. In that case you would work 4 stitches and increase, work 5 stitches and increase untill you had all your increases.
To divide your sitiches into 24 on each needle simply work some more stitches from the next needle along, as you come to it.