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10 March 2009 @ 12:40 pm
 
Whoa, dead community.

I'm working out my numbers for "The Plain Vanilla Customized-by-You Pullover" from More Big Girl Knits, but I've bumped up against a problem.

None of my numbers work out evenly, and I'm not sure if I should round up (e.g., 27.5 total decrease stitches becomes 28, 6.875 stitches to decrease per row becomes 7, increase every 2.18 rows becomes 3), down (e.g., 27.5 becomes 27, 6.85 becomes 6, 2.18 becomes 2), or round in the usual fashion (e.g., 27.5 becomes 27, 6.85 becomes 7, 2.18 becomes 2).

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brainybombshell: knittingplastiqueallure on March 10th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
I would usually round to whichever's closer. Don't round down if things will get tight. Usually, it's to even numbers if sides have to match, and/or in multiples of the stitches if you're working in a stitch pattern.
Missing Left Sock Beastsistercoyote on March 10th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
Okay - that's kind of what I was thinking, but I wasn't sure.
Yarnivoredivinebird on March 10th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
IAWTC.

Pretty much said what I would. Round to the closest number, up or down, unless you really NEED that extra st.
Sara / Katesarakate on March 11th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
I'd round to the nearest number, but I'd also sanity-check that against other demands of the pattern and usual practice. For instance, if I had both a total decrease number and a number to decrease per row, I'd want those to make sense with each other (so 6.85 might become 7, but 27.5 become 28 rather than 27, because 7 goes into the former evenly), and I'd probably check how many rows total the increases would happen on if I used the exact figure, and then compare that to how many they'd happen on if I used the rounded figure, and so on. By "usual practice" I mean things like "shaping is most often done on the RS" which might make a decision easier for whether to do shaping every 2 rows or every 3, as an example.
Mickeyquaryn_dk on March 12th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
Whoa, dead community.

Yeah, it's never been terribly lively. I recommend Ravelry. There's a bunch of plus-size knit groups, including one specifically dedicated to errata/discussion from BGK and MBGK.