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From: Apple Spice
Date: 10-16-2003, 06:08 PM (1 of 3)
I am using WOOL EASE yarn, Socks In Three Sizes pattern, top down sock, size 6 dpn's, 2X2, and 5st/inch for a knee high sock, and have to get over that large, swollen calf. Anyway I am going to cast on 64 stitch to give this a try since my foot swells, and I can't determine the foot size, so I have to guess. I might have to drop it down to 60 or 56 to get the fit. The usual measurement method didn't work out for me because I am dealing with that large, swollen calf. I had ended up using the first sock on my right foot that actually fits, which was suppose to go on my left foot, so now I am trying to find the correct sitches for the left. I wasn't to far off though. That sock was a 52. What is the division on three needles for a 64 stitch cast on? How do you set up the formula? What I need it the formula on how to determine how many sitches go on the 3 dpn needles. 22-20-22 Is what I had found on Knitingfun website for number of cast on stitches, which is 64, and I don't know if that is correct. At first I thought is was 16-32-16[my figuring]. I am not a math wizzard, so I need help with this math stuff.

I had finished the first sock except for the Kitchener stitch, which I am going to wait to do both socks at the same time.

Virginia :nc:

What is the division on three needles for a 64 stitch cast on? How do you set up the formula?
User: Apple Spice
Member since: 01-18-2002
Total posts: 39
From: stitchmd
Date: 10-16-2003, 09:15 PM (2 of 3)
A roughly even division is all you need, no hard and fast rules. I also like to knit a few of the stitches from the next needle each time to change where the division is so as not to leave a line of uneven stitches.

Check out the knitting forum on There are lots of sock knitters there who give great advice.
User: stitchmd
Member since: 02-25-2003
Total posts: 226
From: Magot
Date: 10-17-2003, 03:24 AM (3 of 3)
has loads of sock patterns and advice and the patterns work! I agree with stitchmd, unless you are doing a really complex pattern just evenly spread your stitches, you may need to rearrange them when you get to the toe. I find it easier to do half the stirches on one needle for the underside of the toe, decreasing at each edge of that needle, and spread the remaining stitches between the other two needles, decreasing once on each needle at the correct edge accordingly.

:nc: That sounded complex! but it isn't really. I used the comfy ribbed sock pattern because it has so much give in it it adjusts to different sized feet well. My daughter has narrow feet and I have spades but this works.
love and kisses, Jan
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User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
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