Hi All, you were so good in responding to my last question. I have another one. :-)
I am in the process of trying to knit a sweater, It is the Design your First Sweater kit from Knit Picks.
Anyway, my question is, is it a big deal if I somehow added a stitch to the body of the sweater. It is not really noticeable and it is in the back. Is there a way to drop the stitch or should I leave it alone?
Larry: For that sweater, it shouldn't be noticeable, and one st in an entire sweater isn't enough to change the fit. I would leave it alone. It will change how many sts you have when you get up to the neck and shoulders, though, so you may want to incorporate the extra st into the neck, so both shoulders will have the same number of sts. You needed a little more room in the back, right? --P
I am planning on making a sweater using a basic pattern and designing my own. I want to make the sweater longer than the basic pattern. Does anyone know a formula for determining how much extra yarn I will need?
This may be a little out of my league, but if I had to do it, I would:
A. Take my gauge (after swatching!) rows or rnds per inch, multiply times the number of inches extra, which will tell you how many rows or rnds extra you'll need.
B. Then take the width of the sweater times three, which will give you a very approximate length of yarn needed per row or rnd. (If knit flat, you will need to double the rows).
Multiply A X B, and that should give you the approximate number of inches extra you'll need. Divide that by 36 for yards or 39 for meters.
Anyone else want to try? --P