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• It s just algebra. Original # of stitches divided by original # stitches per inch = new # of stitches divided by new # of stitches per inch Make that into a
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It's just algebra.

Original # of stitches divided by original # stitches per inch = new # of
stitches divided by new # of stitches per inch

Make that into a formula. You'll have three of the numbers. Use x for the
unknown. Solve the equation.

If you'd like I can do a demonstration at the meeting on Sunday 18 February.
I'm an old math teacher and used "the knitting problem" to handle ratios,
proportions, all of percentages, and a good part of beginning algebra.

Jody Grage (Haug)

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From: "knit_chat" <knit_chat@...>
To: nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [nordicknitters] Re:question on converting patterns
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 21:44:17 -0000

Hey Karin!

I am only speculating, and have not actually tried this yet, and
keep in mind that I am only speaking theory here (I hope there is a
knitting guru out there reading this who can set me straight if I am
getting this wrong) but after reading all the Elizabeth Zimmerman
books, I have come to conclude that it would go something like this:

As long you know know what your knitting gauge is with your desired
yarn, and your desired finished size, you could determine how many
stitches you would need to cast on, and from that point, you would
need to make sure your motif pattern repeat was divisible by the
total number of stitches (or adjust total accordingly).

I can get that far in my thinking, but I am sure, depending on the
pattern, that more adjustments to the pattern would have to be made
for all the areas in the garment where shaping takes place. If the
pattern had a chart showing increases around neckline, for example,
and your revised pattern now calls for a different number of
stitches, I think you might have to create a new chart showing
increases or decreases.

What do you think?

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