I am about to start knitting a baby blanket that will be knit diagonally. I will CO 3 sts and kfb into the 1st and last st to inc every other row. This will be knit in ST st, so the odd rows will be knit with the increases and the even rows will be purled.
I want the blanket to be 36x48" finished size. If I knit this straight, it would be 162 sts and 288 rows. (gauge is 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" using size 8 needles)
Since this is knit on the diagonal, I am not sure how many rows to do. If I cut the rectangle in half on the diagonal, the hypotenuse of the right triangle it forms, measures 60". (A squared + B squared = C squared)
60" = 270 sts or 360 rows. Do I knit until there are 270 sts on the needles, or knit 360 rows? I am so confused!
How do I calcualate the # of rows needed to get the blanket to measure 36x48"?
I am making 2 sides and seaming them together, so I need an actual row count, rather than just measuring, so both sides will be the same.