If you take a close look at it you will find that it has a 2:1 ratio. Every two rows in height equals one stitch in width. Whereas stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row) has a 3:4 ratio where every three rows in height equals four stitches in width. Not a huge difference you would think, but, it does mean that a projected 7 inch non-buttoned band on each of the fronts and a shawl collar that I think is now going to be about 10 inches deep, is a lot of garter stitch to knit!
My original plan had a band/collar that was 2 inches shorter than what I am now going to knit, but a quick test try on just before the original 5 inches told me that I would not be happy unless I could really wrap up in my new cardigan, so Quill and myself will be spending yet another couple of days at Collar Cove this coming weekend.
During the week I am working on other things...
|Unplanned Peacock Twinkle Lace|
Playing with pretty blue yarn that didn't want to play fair! (I should never has asked it on Instagram what kind of trouble we could get into! I was expecting the kind of trouble that comes with wild, late night knitting parties, she had in mind the kind where math eludes me!)
|Beads and Nupps|
|Big Beads and Little Ones|
What are you working on this week?