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rockadot
« on: November 18, 2005 01:12:23 PM »

i am attempting to make these armwarmers: http://theanticraft.com/snowballschance.htm

my stitch gague is 24 sts and 28 rows per 4" on size 3 needles.

in the first line of the calculations it reads: "Measure length from first knuckle of middle finger to a point 17" up arm. Measure the circumference of your arm at this point. A=_____"

the circumference of my arm is 9in

the pattern then reads: "Stitches at beginning. A x stitch gauge (round down to multiple of 4). D=_____ stitches
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if A=9 and stitch gauge=24, 9 x 24 = 216 stitches

this is DEFINITELY too many stitches. where did i go wrong?
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ysolda
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2005 01:18:46 PM »

you need to mulitply the circumference of your arm (9) by your stitch gauge per INCH, not per 4".
So your stitch gauge over 4" is 24. Your gauge per inch will be 24/4 =6sts.
You cast on 9x6 = 54 stitches - which sounds more reasonable.
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rockadot
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2005 05:29:29 PM »

hmm
that makes a lot more sense...

math clearly isn't my strong point, that's why i go to art school...
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2005 05:55:28 PM »

meh - im studying english lit. being able to do maths doesn't mean i like it
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