THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS AND POSSIBLY CONSIDERING AN ANSWER…
hi - I am knitting a sweater from “Knitting the new classics” book - the Banjo sweater. … see link for pattern if helpful below.
I am working on a size 7 needle (after ribbing). I am making the large sweater but am confused on how to calculate gage. the double cable gage is 2.25. double cable is 20 rows…so I calculate 1 inch is 8.89 rows. looking at it that way I am supposed to knit pattern until back measures 27". (3 inches shadow rib, 24 inches pattern)
Shadow rib is 21 rows (4 inches = 28 rows; 1 inch is 7 rows…3 inches is 21 rows).
Pattrern 8.89*24 = 213 rows. If I did this much the sweater would be enormous.
I have a blocked brain - and cannot figure out the right way of looking at this.
any thoughts would be so much appreciated. THANKS!:knitting: