Cindy and Diamora,
i was able to get the stitch calculator to work using k1f&b by counting the knit front and back as the increased stitch plus the first k1 stitch (basically, k1f&b followed by 2 knit stitches=4 stitches). Not sure if this helps or not...
Just so I'm clear-- on row 33,if we've been knitting in the round all along, we ignore the cast on 6, right?
Thank you Sewdove, Cindy Bee and Dawmre for all of you suggestions. Cindy, I used the Magic Formula PDF by Ann Budd, referenced in the same post by Kathleen at the beginning of the knit-along. It is also in Shirley Paden's Knitwear Design Workshop (Interweave 2010). I also am using the kf&b increase method.
I think I finally got the results I was looking for. First, I tried to solve the problem of where to place the 4th-stitch and 5th-stitch increases by dividing 14 into 36, as suggested by Sewdove. That gave me approximately 2-1/2 (half way between 2 and 3) So--I figured that if I wanted evenly-spaced increases, I should do a 5th-stitch increase three times, then do a 4th-stitch increase once, then a 5th-stitch increase only two times, then another 4th-stitch increase, etc. But this was SO complicated. I finally came up with a way to chart to help me figure it out. The result was that I knew exactly on what stitch to make each f&b increase. Here's my chart:
Thank you, all, for your suggestions. Cindy, I used the Magic Formula PDF by Ann Budd, referenced in the same post by Kathleen at the beginning of the knit-along. It is also in Shirley Paden's Knitwear Design Workshop (Interweave 2010). I also used the kf&b increase method.
I did divide 14 into 36, which gave me close to 2-1/2. This told me that I would have to intersperse my 4th-stitch increase between the 5th-stitch increases either 2 times or 3 times. I finally charted it out as follows:
The single numbers are the 4th-stitch increases. The sets of 3 numbers are the 5th-stitch increase. This helped me count if I had the correct number of 4th-stitch and 5th-stitch increases, and more important, the correct number of total increases. If someone could explain this better, that would be great. But it did work!
Oops! Looks like I posted twice. SO hard to explain myself. But hope someone can make sense of it.
I thought someone else would answer you on this. If you ignore the 6 st, your stitch count will be off when you do those big increase and decrease rows that are coming up. I added 6 increases to Row 4 below that point. Hope you aren't beyond that now.
This post was for Dawmre, I forgot to highlight her message. Sorry
I have a question about row 33 as well. If I've been knitting in the round, do I just leave my marker where it's been all along (I placed a marker at my join in Row 1)? The patter indicates to slip the marker, but I don't know if I still need to shift where my start of round is.
Thank you, sew dove, that makes more sense !
Sigh. I figured I was doing this part wrong, but I wasn't entirely sure so I stuck with it. I am already on row 17 so I'll have to go and rip some rows out. Thanks for this info.
A little bit late, but I am in too. I had to finish another sweater first.
Yesterday after work I bought Rowan Purelife Revive in a green colour in the store De Afstap in Amsterdam. I already had the magazine on my computer. The tee was in my wishlist. I did do a KAL before, but never to make a tee.
Tomorrow I'm going to try out the gauge and make a start!
Are there any otter European girls in this KAL?
Anna Petra from Zaandam (the Netherlands)
Rats! I just discovered this KAL but I'm knee-deep (pun intended, lol) in SockMadness. I've had the Ruched Tee queued since the mag came out so I hope to be able to join in.
I started the Top 2 days ago and am on row 11 but doing a larger size so those rows take longer. I am saving all the emails in a folder and maybe Sunday I will read them. I had to finish a cowl be fore I would start this.
It's done. I used some leftover baby yarn just to see what it would work out to look like. I actually like the way it turned out with this yarn. The next one I will probably make out of cotton and add a bit of a sleeve to it. I'm a "fluffy" girl, so a little bit longer sleeve would be better on me, although I WILL wear this one too.