02-21-2007, 05:05 PM #1 sweet_pea200202 Casting On   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 19 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts mathematical problem.... Ok So I find this pattern for Three wishes baby blanket... Its just a simple pattern of knit every row for 35 inches... I'm using white as the MC Well I'm taking it to a new level after 4 inches I added 4 rows of baby blue two rows of white and 4 of blue again... continuing with the white now I'm at about 10inches. I want to add something else I was thinking of a teddy bear or butterfly... it would be too dificult not to mention I wouldnt know where to begin... if I did it in blue. So I want to stick with the white but maybe Purl the image into the blanket. Kate the Cat is the image I wanted How do i figure out how to center her on there or maybe make her a lil bigger. It will possibly be a throw for a person in a wheelchair so it may be bigger than 35" of course. A teddy bear pattern would be better but the cat will do too.

 02-21-2007, 06:42 PM #2 Ingrid Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: Pleasant Valley, NY Posts: 29,585 Thanks: 21 Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,845 Posts To make it bigger, you could draw it out on graph paper, maybe doubling every stitch. To center it, find the center of the cat and line it up with the center of your blanket. As for height, you would do the cat and then knit the rest of the blanket to match the part before the cat. Does that make sense? __________________ "Trust the pattern!" Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog IngridKH on Ravelry
 02-21-2007, 10:35 PM #3 Miss Moosey 1st Leg of the Journey     Join Date: Feb 2007 Posts: 220 Thanks: 6 Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts I think that, in order to center the cat, you subtract the number of stitches in the cat pattern from the number of stitches in the blanket and then divide by two to find where to start. If your brain started tying itself into knots after reading that paragraph, let me try to illustrate. The cat pattern is 34 stitches and the blanket is 150 stitches. 150-34=114. Therefore, there are 114 non-cat stitches on the blanket. 114/2=57. This tells us that there are 57 stitches on either side of the cat. Therefore, knit 57 stitches and the 58th stitch will be the first of the cat pattern. If you are making this for a person in a wheelchair maybe you don't need to worry about the picture being perfectly centered vertically. It might be nicer to have the picture be a little nearer to the top of the blanket so that it's closer to the lap instead of hanging down. -Rebecca __________________ Advice from a Moose: Think big * Spend time in the woods * Eat plenty of greens * Hold your head up high * Stay on track * Keep your nose clean * It's OK to be a little wild!
 02-25-2007, 12:15 AM #4 sweet_pea200202 Casting On   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 19 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts I tried both ways then thought it over for a day or so and figured I could fit four 36-stitch patterns in 150 sts with 6 sts remaining. (if u can understand what I mean) So anywho's I split the 6 sts up as follows...K1-pattern,SM, K1-pattern, SM, K2-pattern, SM,K1-Pattern-K1 I also played around with the pattern & changed it up a bit... ORIGINAL: Rw 7:K3, P8, K14, P8, K3 MINE: K11, P14 K11 So I'm basically reversing some of the sts to Purl the cat into the work. Also decided to keep it as a baby blanket did my 10 inches will do the pattern then 10 inches again after the pattern. My mom has ALOT of cats on her farm so I also used the pattern in a scarf for her 36 sts wide with original pattern on one end and I was thinking of reversing the pattern... Starting from Row 53 and going to Row 1 in hopes of getting it to be in the same direction as the first one. Also I'll use my Purl method with the blanket for the second cat in the scarf.

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