[color=red]This was posted by Sara McD:[/color]
I purchased the Leisure Arts "Our Best Knit Baby Afghans," which has some terrific patterns in it. I want to make one "adult sized" which will mean increasing the original afghan (35" X 46") approximately 60%, to about a twin-bed size (size will need not be exact, by any means).
My gauge and the pattern gauge are both 5 to 5.25 sts/1".
I wonder if someone can help me verify that my calculations are correct?
The pattern row says:
ROW 1: Slip 1 as if to K, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, * (K3, P1) twice, K1, P1; repeat from * across to last 7 sts, K3 (P1, K1) twice.
ROW 2: Slip 1 as if to purl, P1, K1, P5, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, *(P3, K1) twice; repeat from * across to last 12 sts, (P1, K1) twice.
[color=red]I took the pattern off this post since we can't post copyrighted patterns. Now let me see what I can do to help.[/color]
Am I right in presuming that the pattern is a multiple of 10 + 17 (on the first one); and 10 + 27 (on the second one)? (why are there more sts on one side of the pattern than the other? -- am I reading that correctly?)
All the pattern rows appear to have 10 sts for the pattern, but it varies between 17 and 27 as to the edge stitches (a difference of 10).
So am I safe in presuming if I cast on 297 (yikes!), it will yield me an afghan of approximately 56"-60" wide?
I've attached pics of both the afghan and the pattern, since I probably haven't made myself too clear.
My brain hurts -- too much math.