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« on: October 15, 2007 01:31:21 PM »

I want to make a One-Skein Scarf for someone for Christmas, but I need it to be shorter. She's only about 5 ft. tall and I'd like to reduce the scarf from 96 inch. to somewhere between 60-70 inches.

In the instructions it says you can change the length as long as it's "a multiple of 4 + 3 stitches." What does that mean? I thought it meant that it had to be a multiple of 4 on the length side, and 3 on the width side, but the instructions tell you to chain 203 to start and then work rows of 201, neither of these numbers is evenly divisible by 4.

Basically if I'm going to reduce the length, the number of stitches I make should be divisible by what? Can anyone help?


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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2007 01:34:31 PM »

It means multiply by four then add three at the end.

Example, cause that sucked....

4x2 = 8

8+3 = 11


4x3 = 12

12+3 = 15

make sense?
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007 08:58:31 PM »

Yes, that makes sense. Thanks. I hadn't thought to interpret it that way. Now I should be able to figure out how many stitches I need for the length I want (pulls out the trusty calculator...)

Thanks again! Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007 09:45:19 PM »

Don't forget to chain an extra TWO STITCHES, for the turning chain on the first row! That's why you chain 203 and end up with 201 stitches...

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