Knitting Math: Even Decreases and Increases Over Specified Length

Knitting patterns often direct knitters to decrease or increase stitches evenly over a certain length to shape a garment, such as a sweater sleeve. Unfortunately, not all knitters are comfortable with the math involved. If you fall in that category, relax. You probably learned all the math you need for the calculation in elementary school and just need a quick refresher for how the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division work together and relate to your knitting.

Pattern, Yarn, Needles and Notions

  • Cereus Sweater pattern by The Chilly Dog
  • Ewe So Sporty by Ewe Ewe Yarns
  • addi Click Interchangable Needles

Thanks to Ewe Ewe Yarn for providing the yarn used in this tutorial and Skacel for providing the addi needles, available at Makers' Mercantile.

Knitting Math for Even Decreases and Increases

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Math Tutorial for Knitters: How to decrease and increase evenly over a length to shape sweater sleeves and other knit garments.

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The Chilly Dog: Knitting Math: Even Decreases and Increases Over Specified Length
Knitting Math: Even Decreases and Increases Over Specified Length
Math for Knitters: Evenly decreasing or increasing stitches over a specified length to shape knit garments.
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