posted by klh at 12:43 PM
I picked up 3 stitches every 4 rows -- it worked out pretty well.
It should work out great... 3/4 of 120 is 90, so 91 is just an extra on one end.
Didn't you know? I was gone that day in third grade when they all learned fractions. Seriously, how do I pick up "3 stitches every 4 rows"?? Do I pick up a stitch, then skip 3 rows, pick up another? Seems like I did that (ended up with about 60 stitches), but when I bound off after knitting seed stitch for 3 rows, the front panel seriously bowed in. Maybe I bound off too tight?
"3 stitches every 4 rows" means you pick a stitch every row 3 times, then you skip a row, pick 3 stitches every row 3 times, then you skip a row and so on.What you said you were doing is 1 stitch every 4 rows (even if in that case you should have had 30 stitches and since you had 60, you actually did 2 stitches every 4 rows).
Now THAT makes sense. Why don't knitting instructions just say that, "pick a stitch every row 3 times, then skip a row." I guess some brains just process information differently. Thanks again!
thanks for posting this, im not there yet (to the zipper band) but i had no idea about picking up stiches...
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