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Old 04-28-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
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Need help writing a pattern
I know many people who are having babies this year. I have a sewing pattern that I want to make into a knit one. The side that I want to start with is 22 inches long. According the the yarn that I am want to use it says: for a 4x4 in square 22 sts x 30 rows. Would this actually mean that I would have to cast on over 1200 sts? That can't be right...can it? Would I be better off using 2 strands and using a larger needle size? I have been trying to figure this out...any help would be great!!!!!
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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My calculations say you cast on 121 stitches. Remember your swatch is over 4", so it's 5.5 stitches per inch. If you multiply 5.5 x 22, you get 121 stitches. I'm assuming you meant 22" WIDE, not long, right?
I'm not a math whiz, so if someone has better explanations, speak up!
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:04 PM   #3
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I am sorry, your right it is 22 inches wide. Sorry for the error. I think that I understand what you are saying...and silly me...and THANK YOU!!! I realized that I forgot my decimal point. So it would be 121 stitches. WHEW!!! I thought I was done before I even started. That makes much more sense now.
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