I am a fairly new knitter. I have made a baby afghan with a ridge pattern border on top and bottom of afghan. Now I need to add a ridge pattern to the sides. In order to get 34" afghan I have 235 stitches along the edge. Pattern says to pickup 162 stitches and work in ridge pattern. Can I use all 235 stitches? If not how do I condense 235 stitches to 162 stitches evenly?
Thank you for your help.