Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Front Panels

I'm at the point where I pick up stitches on the front panels. It says to pick up 91, and so, if I pick up every 3-4 stitches, this can't be right because I only have a total of about 120 rows. HELP.

6 Comments:

Blogger Anne said...

I picked up 3 stitches every 4 rows -- it worked out pretty well.

2:22 PM

 
Blogger Leisel said...

It should work out great... 3/4 of 120 is 90, so 91 is just an extra on one end.

3:49 PM

 
Blogger klh said...

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?

4:40 PM

 
Blogger Lu said...

"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).

5:05 PM

 
Blogger klh said...

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!

5:23 PM

 
Blogger vanessa said...

thanks for posting this, im not there yet (to the zipper band) but i had no idea about picking up stiches...

7:59 PM

 

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