Friday, August 05, 2011

Peppermint Ginger -- Math Test

I started with four skeins of Aran weight Rio de la Plata Kettle dyed wool, used almost exactly three skeins for the front and back. If two full length sleeves take a third of the yarn in a sweater, how much sleeves will I get with this last skein of yarn? I'm guessing 3/4 sleeves, but we shall see. It might just be my wishful thinking.

In case you missed Rascal, here he is enjoying some sandwich time. He folds himself between the cushion and the bed, just like Trinket did.

Don't forget to visit Andrea's blog for the Fiber Arts Friday party!


WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, I don't like knitting math. Are you going to knit so far then switch arms so you end up with about the same then go from there?

Th sweater is looking great.

Melissa Plank said...

I love that color and your little pup is pretty lovable too!

Kathryn Ray said...

If I reading the math problem correctly, 1/3 of 3 skeins gives you 2 full sleeves, then 1 skein will give you 2 full sleeves.

Kathryn Ray said...

Ok, I did not read the problem correctly...

4 skeins = total
3 skeins = body
1/3 total = 2 full sleeves

4/3 skein = 2 full sleeves
1 skein remains

You can make 3 half-sleeves or 2 3/4 sleeves. I think you're right. :-)

Vivian said...

Kathryn, thank you for doing the math for me! Now let's hope I can prove it right :-)

Andrea, I'm not usually very scientific in my knitting. I'd probably eyeball it and hope for the best.

Melissa, thanks! and sweet kisses from Rascal.

Spinster Beth said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww whatta cute wascal! Got the "puppy dog eyes" down pat.

I just love how bright that pink is!

AllyB said...

That little Rascal melts my heart. Please pass along lots of pets from LittleDog and Me and Sam and Max...and Winston (the grand-dog) who's spending the weekend at Grama's house. Your sweater is looking fabulous, I love pink!

Melissa said...

Ohhh, your Rascal is a cutey. Good luck with your sleeves...I never did very well on math tests.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

Kathryn Ray said...

Oh, I'm happy to hear we did the math right. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished. :-)