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Purlesque
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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  12:29:04 AM  Show Profile Send Purlesque a Private Message

I'm new to this so forgive me.Knitting and Forums that is!
I have been knitting happily,the Top secret jumper on the Knitty page,I've come to a terrified halt!
Can anyone help?
Decreasing in the round from 160 to 136,how do I do this evenly?Is there a secret formula?I was not a wizz at math.
This poor jumpers'completion depends on it,furthermore its horrible to unpick as it's knitted in Patons Anna,tho lovely to knit.

Thanks, Purlesque.

vicky by the bay
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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  12:59:24 AM  Show Profile Send vicky by the bay a Private Message
Welcome to the forum Purlesque! Welcome to the knitting world. You are gonna love it here. I know most of us do. I am a pretty new knitter myself so I have learned tons of new information from the other knitters who post here on the board.

I know you have to decrase evenly, but am unsure how it would go w/ that pattern.

Eventually someone will answer your question. I have yet found a question no one could answer!

Keep coming back!
Enjoy! Happy knitting.


Vicky (Queen O'Yarn archivist-QYA)
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Purlesque
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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  02:08:22 AM  Show Profile Send Purlesque a Private Message

Thanks for your kind words and encouragement Vicky,I shall hang in there!It took a lot courage to join,but I couldn't stand another UFO I have enough of those in the sewing room...fabric that hasn't sewn itself magically or by the Sewing Faerie!
Cheers,
Purlesque.

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vicky by the bay
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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  07:28:32 AM  Show Profile Send vicky by the bay a Private Message
Purlesque, I'm glad you found the courage to join us. I think you might also post under Introduce Myself and put your question in the body of that post also. I think you will get a quicker answer there...perhaps.

Vicky (Queen O'Yarn archivist-QYA)
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Summer
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USA
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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  08:00:22 AM  Show Profile Send Summer a Private Message
http://www.fromthehartle.freeservers.com/KnittingPatterns/EvenIncreaseCalculator.html is an online one. If you have the INKnitters Spring 2002 issue, there's a good article and formula for doing increase and decreases in it also.

Welcome to the forums!

Jill
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vicky by the bay
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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  08:14:06 AM  Show Profile Send vicky by the bay a Private Message
Thanks Jill! That's awesome! I certainly will be using that in the future. Put it in my favorites!

Vicky (Queen O'Yarn archivist-QYA)
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fmarrs
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USA
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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  09:24:34 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
160 minus 136 equals 24 stitches to be decreased.
160 divided by 24 equals 6 with a remainder of 16. That works out to
knit 8, *k2tog, k4*, repeat ** 24 times, knit to end.

fran

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vicky by the bay
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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  10:13:12 AM  Show Profile Send vicky by the bay a Private Message
Dearest Fran, You are so good!!!! How long have you been knitting? Will I ever get that good????

quote:

160 minus 136 equals 24 stitches to be decreased.
160 divided by 24 equals 6 with a remainder of 16. That works out to
knit 8, *k2tog, k4*, repeat ** 24 times, knit to end.

fran





Vicky (Queen O'Yarn archivist-QYA)
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myshelle10
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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  11:16:47 AM  Show Profile Send myshelle10 a Private Message
I was thinking the same thing-- I think with lots of practice, eventually we'll be that good.

In the meantime (thankfully), we can ask Fran :)
(Thank you!) :)

myshelle

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Purlesque
New Pal

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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  5:14:16 PM  Show Profile Send Purlesque a Private Message

Thank you a thousand times over Fmarrs,as a (l))sleep deprived Mother you cannot know how simple the solution seems!
When the bub is in bed watch me go!
Thank you to all for the replies (:I)
Hope to see you all in the intro section soon.I have to think of something other than tired!
Purlesque.(8))

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SerMom
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Posted - 10/04/2003 :  5:45:12 PM  Show Profile Send SerMom a Private Message
quote:

160 minus 136 equals 24 stitches to be decreased.
160 divided by 24 equals 6 with a remainder of 16. That works out to
knit 8, *k2tog, k4*, repeat ** 24 times, knit to end.

fran


I tried out the calculator. It came out with a far different (and more complicated) answer. Wow.

Barbara

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