Hello everyone. My name is Milton. I’m a fairly experienced knitter. I’ve recently learned how to knit inbred round and found what seemed to be an informative video on YouTube explaining in detail, how to measure someone and design a knitted sweater in the round.
I’m using worsted weight yarn. Red heart yarn and size US 8 29" circular needles.
My measurements are as follows:
Bust: 33 1/2"
Underarm to hem: 12 1/2"
Shoulder width: 20"
Total length (top neck to hem): 8"
My knitting gauge is: 6sts/inch
In to video Paula Ward offers the following formula for calculating number of cast-on stitches to start the work.
Bust + Ease (standard ease is 2"-4", I chose a 2 1/2" ease) = Chest measurement.
So here’s what I get when I plug in my measurements.
33 1/2" + 2 1/2" = 36"
To get the number of cast on stichtes in the round. She offers the following formula:
Chest measurement x stitch gauge = # of cast on stitches in the round.
Again I pull in my numbers:
36" x 6 (sts per inch) = 216 sts.
I’ve CO 216 sts and the loop of cast on stitches won’t fit around my body…
What did I miss here?! I’m really annoyed. Lol.