Math For Knitters

Goodness gracious, I feel like I’m about to take a walk on the edge. I’ve gotten to this point with my hat!  Would have finished it today if I wasn’t going gallivanting with my cousin.  😛

Math For Knitters

I decided to do some Math this morning since something in the pit of my stomach is saying to me that I don’t have enough.  Did the Math this morning and it’s not looking too good.  See that ominous 32 grams … lemme tell you what that means!

I started with 50 grams of yarn which equals 123 yds.  I’ve used 18 grams which totals 3 inches of knitted work.  Stay with me!  I see your eyes glazing over already!!!! LOLOL!  😛  Now for the fun part, let’s do the equations:

  • 50 grams = 123 yds
  • 18 grams = 3 inches of work.

Burning Question: How many inches of work can I do with what’s left?

  • 123 yds / 50 grams * 18 grams = number of yds already used.  Answer: 44.58 yds
  • Second burning question: How many instances of 44.58 yds can I get out of 123 yds.  123 yds / 44.58 = 2.759 instances
  • Now if every instance is = 3 inches of knitting, how many inches can I knit with this skein — 8.277 aka 3 * 2.759.
  • How many more yards would I need to finish this? 9 / 8.277 * 123 = 133.74 yds
  • I would need a grand total of 133.74 -123 = 10.744 yds to finish this hat (give or take 1 – 2 yds when I get to the crown decreases).  But for Math sake … let’s just go with 10.744.

Ultimate burning question: should I skip a repeat  then pray to the knitting gods that I’ll finish?

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what I call living on the edge!  LOLOL!  😛