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# New Math sucks... - Get your knit on

New Math sucks... Jan. 18th, 2008 @ 02:55 pm
 I seem to having some problems with my math... how many sts does the following row create?k1, m1, (k1, m1, k9, ssk, s2kpo, k2tog, k9, m1, k1, yo, k2, yo) 3 times; k1, m1, k9, ssk, s2kpo, k2tog, k9, (m1, k1) 2 times?Here's what I get (and it's been a different number each time:k1, m1= 3 stsk1, m1, k9, ssk, s2kpo, k2tog, k9, m1, k1, yo, k2, yo= 30 sts (times 3 = 90 sts) (93 sts)k1= 1 st (94 sts)m1= 2 sts (96 sts)k9= 9 sts (105 sts)ssk= 1 st (106 sts)sk2po= 1 st (107 sts)k2tog= 1 st (108 sts)k9= 9 sts (116 sts)m1, k1= 3 sts (times 2= 6 sts) (122 sts)This is really confusing for me as 116 sts are CO when the project begins, and the amount of sts doesn't change until row 22 where there is a marked 8 st reduction. The pattern I have says I should have 108 sts at the end of row 22... Which would work fine if from the beginning of the pattern on I had 116 sts! ARG...Current Mood: frustrated
From: January 18th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
m1 only produces one stitch. It doesn't use one of the live stitches from the left needle so:

k1, m1= 2 sts
k1, m1, k9, ssk, s2kpo, k2tog, k9, m1, k1, yo, k2, yo= 29 sts (times 3 = 87 sts) (89 sts)
k1= 1 st (90 sts)
m1= 1 sts (91 sts)
k9= 9 sts (100 sts)
ssk= 1 st (101 sts)
sk2po= 1 st (102 sts)
k2tog= 1 st (103 sts)
k9= 9 sts (112 sts)
m1, k1= 2 sts (times 2= 4 sts) (116 sts)

HTH. :)
From: January 19th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
Doh! I was counting m1 as 2 sts because it takes a normal stitch and turns it into two, but that was faulty logic on my part!

I get it now... Thank you soooo much!