I think that I might be off, but I am not sure, where I made a mistake, even though I used an online calculator.
I am trying to calculate the decreases for the lower half a sweater sleeve, from the elbow to the first knuckle of my thumb (yes, I want the sleeve to be very long). Are these calculations correct?
At the elbow (where I am now in my knitting) I have 59 stitches
My gauge is:
5 stitches = 1 inch
7 rows = 1 inch
on 5mm double pointed bamboo
distance from elbow to first thumb knuckle is about 15 inches
distance around hand (I measure area around thumb nuckles) is 9 inches
So I have to reduce 2.8 inches or 14 stitches (i.e 2.8 inches x 5 stitches) over 105 rows (i.e 15 inches x 7 rows)
According to the Magic Number Calculator:
1 st at each end of every 15th row 7 times (105 rows = 14sts)
Total stitches increased/decreased = 14
Stitches increased/decreased each side = 7
Total rows knitted = 105 http://www.getknitting.com/ak_0603mfcalcrslt.aspx
But this does not make sense, because when I calculate the decreases according to the Magic Number calculator, I got this:
After Row 105, there are no more rows to decrease. What should I do?
Any advice on how to get this increase/decreasing calculations figured out would be great, as I have had to rip this sweater out countless times because of problems with shaping and I think that I would be a much faster knitter if not for this.