I am about to put the ribbing on my first sweater sleeve.
The directions say: Decrease evenly over the next round to 38 stitches. Change to a smaller needle and work 2 1/4 ins of 1x1 rib. Bind off.
I have 56 stitches on my needles right now, is there a method of decreasing evenly throughout a row to get to the required number of stitches? I have 56 stitches on and I need to decrease to 38 before I can start my ribbing.
If someone has suggestions or knows of where on the forum I might read up on this. Thanks
In grid, thanks for that link. I think that will be much faster than working it out with pen and paper. Somehow, I always have to figure a couple of times to get it right. In most cases it may not matter if you're off a stitch or two, but I'm compulsive about it. I hope to get over that eventually.
Ingrid, after first reading Marilynn's post, I was about to recommend The Knitting Fiend. Glad you did. I use her decrease and increase calculators all the time. It beats banging your head against the wall trying to figure it out yourself!