Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspxDon't be scared. I know it says "math" in the title, but it's knitting math, so we can handle it, right? (Fearless knitters and all that.) Plus, we'll go slow, we'll do this in stages, you can ask questions, and there are noenCommunityServer 2008.5 SP2 (Build: 40407.4157)re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10681Thu, 13 Mar 2008 20:27:41 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10681LynnR@2I would like my shaping to be symmetrical, so I would have rounded up to 320 stitches or down to 318. <br /><br />Just curious why you did not. <br /><br />-Lynn<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10681" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10680Thu, 13 Mar 2008 17:24:17 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10680catmomnwThanks so much for this series Sandi! We all need this kind of basic info, unless we've taken the time to sort it all out ourselves. I'll bet most of us haven't. I know I haven't in my over 30 years of knitting. Thanks again and keep up the good work!<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10680" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10679Thu, 13 Mar 2008 15:41:34 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10679PattyMGreat instructions, thanks! And a note about the above comment--who said anything about girls and math?<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10679" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10678Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:35:44 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10678OverYonderFieldAny chance we could stop reinforcing the idea that girls don't understand hard things like MATH? Every time it comes up?<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10678" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10677Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:25:30 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10677Vis_MajorSandi - thanks so much for continuing this series! Despite us never having met before, I'm feeling like you're my own personal knitting guru. You have a gift for sharing info in a lighthearted yet practical & easily understood way that really helps me to be more fearless.<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10677" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10676Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:21:46 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10676ShaunaPOk, ok, this I'm starting to see how this could really be useful in helping me to a) design my own sweater and b) alter a pattern to make it more fitting to my figure (think big boobs on a stick--if it's big enough to cover my boobs, it hangs lifelessly from the rest of my body). The question I have, comes down to necklines and figuring out the measurements/no. of stitches for various necklines. I'm a top down in the round knitter, rather than bottom up, so I could just experiment until I get it right, but if there's someone with experience and an easier way to figure the neckline, I'd love to hear it!<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10676" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10675Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:19:18 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10675SusanD@3Sandi, I wanted to let you know that mostly due to your clear explanations and the great galleries, I frogged and reknit a sweater that now fits me. You have given the me the courage to knit with negative ease. Thank you<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10675" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10674Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:19:15 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10674SusanD@3Sandi, I wanted to let you know that mostly due to your clear explanations and the great galleries, I frogged and reknit a sweater that now fits me. You have given the me the courage to knit with negative ease. Thank you<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10674" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10673Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:11:11 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10673Julie McC.This is brilliant. I've been wanting to try to adjust patterns, and had even started a sweater, but hadn't been quite fearless enough to trust my own assumptions (I'm working on it!). It's so nice being validated.<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10673" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10672Thu, 13 Mar 2008 10:49:42 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10672Sel and PoivreThis truly excellent series of tutorials is going to get me back into knitting sweaters (my first love of knitting) following two fitting disasters in a row that had me swearing off them forever! I cannot thank you enough!<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10672" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10671Thu, 13 Mar 2008 05:38:07 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10671JoyJthank you Sandi. I love how you make the math look so simple.<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10671" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10670Thu, 13 Mar 2008 05:19:12 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10670Happygoo25I think I am really going to like this pattern. We will be able to see it grow as we go along.<br /><br />I have the opposite problem from samantha F. I am short and would love to know how to make curves fit smoothly over a shorter space.<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10670" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10669Thu, 13 Mar 2008 00:23:34 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10669Laurie@2Um, Sandi? Are you doing a pattern at the bottom of this hypothetical sweater? or just straight ahead Ks? Something with a pattern of 11 or 29 stitches? (BTW - love your work - writing and knitting)<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10669" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10668Wed, 12 Mar 2008 23:29:28 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10668mljanTerrific, Sandi. This is just so valuable, and the perfect application of the internet. I can't compliment you enough on your virtual imaginary KAL. <br />Thank you.<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10668" width="1" height="1">re: Waist Shaping: The Math, Hem to Hiphttp://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/03/11/waist-shaping_3A00_-the-math_2C00_-hem-to-hip.aspx#10667Wed, 12 Mar 2008 22:23:11 GMT44ce05d4-61e0-4251-b9ba-686eafad3c9f:10667Ellen WSandi, this is great! It's exactly the kind of math I need. This is really empowering.<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.knittingdaily.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10667" width="1" height="1">