Knowing what the “put up” of a yarn is will help you when you’re substituting one yarn for another in any given pattern. In this video, I explain “put up”, and demonstrate how to do the yardage math for yarn substitution. The screenshots shown in the video are from Ravelry, an excellent resource for knitters […]

# Math for Knitters

## Math for Knitters – Changing Gauge in a Pattern

There is a pattern you’d like to knit, but you’d like to substitute a thinner or thicker yarn, and/or a different needle size. Can you do it? Here’s how to determine if it’s possible, and how to do the math when it is. Information on things you’ll see in this video: The pattern for the […]

## Math for Knitters – Casting-On (or Chaining) a Multiple of X + Y

Cast-on a multiple of 14 + 3? Or 12 + 8? Or any combination of numbers? What does that mean? Whether these instructions are for a cast-on number in knitting or a foundation chain number in crochet, I explain it here. Information on things you’ll see in this video: The pattern for the sweater I’m […]

## Math for Knitters – Increasing Evenly Across a Row

Those dreaded words in your pattern – “Decrease X number of stitches evenly across the row.” Even if the math doesn’t come out very tidy, here is how to write that row out so that it makes sense, for both increasing and decreasing. Information on things you’ll see in this video: The sweater on the […]

## Math for Knitters – Calculating Yardage on a Partial Ball of Yarn

You have a partial ball of leftover yarn…is it enough for the project you want to make? Here’s how to calculate the yardage of that partial ball. If you have a video suggestion for the Math for Knitters Series, please leave me a comment or drop me a note at staci@verypink.com. The sweater on the […]