12-07-2007, 12:42 PM #1 knitknitknit Ribbing the Cuff     Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: new york, ny Posts: 84 Thanks: 14 Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts need help calculating hi- I'm making a baby blanket for my sister, and I want it to be 30" long. I did a swatch of 20 stitches which equalled 3.75". So for it to be 30" I did the following calculation 30/3.75 = 8 8*20= 160 is this correct for my blanket to be 30" across? any help would be greatly appreciated __________________ LEFTY KNITTER! otn: small throw for the back of my chair book: Eat Pray Love

 12-07-2007, 01:04 PM #2 mwhite Instepping Out     Join Date: Sep 2007 Location: SC Posts: 2,559 Thanks: 1,000 Thanked 919 Times in 805 Posts I do it a little different but you are right! I divided 20 by 3.75 and came up with 5.3 and multiplied it by 30 equaling 159.9999999999 Looks like 160 to me! Mary __________________ Mary custoMaryevents I'm MWhite on Ravelry, too...add me to your friends
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 12-07-2007, 03:33 PM #3 lelvsdgs Working the Gusset     Join Date: Sep 2007 Location: Humboldt County CA Posts: 1,366 Thanks: 1,016 Thanked 431 Times in 404 Posts The beauty of math (oh my gosh did I just say that???) is that there are usually more than one way to arrive at the answer. __________________ http://www.frappr.com/knittinghelp Knitting is saving my sanity OTN: Hats, hats and soon, socks! FO:Hats-about 6 of them and a scarf for a coworker
 12-07-2007, 03:53 PM #4 mwhite Instepping Out     Join Date: Sep 2007 Location: SC Posts: 2,559 Thanks: 1,000 Thanked 919 Times in 805 Posts LOL!!! At age 15 with a D average in algebra, I just knew I would never need to use the principles of "pie r square" but I became a seamstress, working now reupholstering marine furniture and a knitter and I use it constantly. Math IS a wonderful (did I say that?) thing. __________________ Mary custoMaryevents I'm MWhite on Ravelry, too...add me to your friends

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