It’s 11:52 pm, do you know where your math skills are??

I have sent out two SOS emails, one to Mary Beth aka BlackWater Abbey Guru and the other to Lisa Lloyd, designer.  They each went something like this:
I am knitting the size that calls for 130 stitches and have reached the neck shaping for the front.  The directions state:   "work across (83) sts, place center (36) sts on holder for front neck, and complete row."
My math tells me if the neck opening is to be 36 stitches across the front, then the amount of stitches on either side should be 47 for this particular size.
Of course, I am not known for my math skills am I misunderstanding something crucial?

ps. you all realize of course, that it’s a rhetorical question and I really don’t think it’s me? I wonder what Mary Beth is doing, do you think she is reading her emails?  someone go wake her up!

5 thoughts on “

  1. Knitty Math BLOWS! If I ever have kids and they bitch about doing they’re math homework – because, you know, they’ll never use it in the “real” world – I’m going to tell them that one day they’ll be old and have a hobby that they adore and it will involve SO MUCH MATH they’ll want to kill someone.

    I hope someone answers you soon – I’d be going nuts. (Not that I’m not already. Oh and sorry honey – NO MAIL TODAY!)

  2. UGH. I hate when I make grammatical errors in comments. In my defense it’s 7:40 AM and I was up late last night.

    CORRECTION:

    Knitty Math BLOWS! If I ever have kids and they bitch about doing their math homework – because, you know, they’ll never use it in the “real” world – I’m going to tell them that one day they’ll be old and have a hobby that they adore and it will involve SO MUCH MATH they’ll want to kill someone.

  3. Ann, you were so diplomatic in your question to the designer! I was pretty rude when I found that error in the Cast On scarf pattern (I believe I used the word “heinous” in pointing out the error, but jeez, it was a two stitch pattern and they messed up one of the stitches!). And diplomacy won out for you with a kind reply! TKGA wrote to me that they would investigate the “potential” error and my “possible” solution, and then they never replied, and posted my “possible” solution in the errata! That’s what I get for being rude! Good for you for keeping your cool!

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