View Full Version : Figuring Pattern Stitch Counts and Repeats
09-27-2007, 05:50 PM
One of my pet peeves is that all stitch patterns don't have the stitch counts... I know I can count them myself but is there a trick without having to cast on? I think I'm doing it right but not sure. HELP!!!!
Here's an example of one I'm trying to figure out:
K6, *P2, k10, repeat from * to last 8 sts, P2, k6
I usually add all the stitches in the sequence, then any extra are the + sts. ????
So would this one be 24 + 2?
09-27-2007, 06:49 PM
My first guess would be 12 + 14
I add the pattern repeat as the main part and then the edge stitches as the +
Or if you don't count the border stitches--the k6 at each end, then it would be 12 + 2
09-27-2007, 07:01 PM
That computes perfectly and I thank you so very much... so basically add the repeats plus extras and borders for the +
This is the pattern: http://www.bernat.com/data/pattern/pdf/instruction_2321.en_US.pdf
09-27-2007, 07:15 PM
Generally, yes. In this case, I think the stitch pattern would be 24 + 2 since the cable pattern refers to needing 24 stitches.
09-27-2007, 07:39 PM
ARGHHHHHHHHH!!! See what I mean?? The 24 + 2 doesn't compute (230 -2 =228 divided by 24 comes out to 9.5) (230 - 14 = 216 divided by 12 comes out to 18) So from this I know your first post is correct. Confusing, huh? LOLOL The joys of knitting knowledge....
09-27-2007, 07:55 PM
But 230 includes the 12 edge stitches.
230 - 12 = 218
218 - 2 = 216
216/24 = 9 :cool:
09-27-2007, 08:05 PM
Okay, gotcha!!! Thanks again, Ingrid!!!