Monday, February 18, 2008

I was going to podcast today...

But I have discovered something about ravelry. I put some stash up for sale/trade over a week ago. Nothing, except for a book that got snapped up in hours. Today, I uploaded some photos of the yarn and BAM, instant interest.

So, I may spend some time rollicking around ravelry today, instead of podcasting. Maybe I will do it in the morning.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Episode 32 and rerun: Episode 23

Download Episode 32

Many, many files seem to be missing from iTunes. Specifially, shows 23 through 30. So, for the next eight shows, I'm going to do a new show and then add the old show onto it. That way, those of you who have already heard it can move on and the others can hear a blast from the past.

The notes for show 23 are here.

In today's show, I use a hat resizing as an example of the Height in Measurements part of my WIP HIM resizing concept. In this case, you change the gauge used in a pattern, but keep in mind that you want to keep control over the depth of the hat, while using the larger yarn and/or needles to make your hat wider to fit.

Here is the math I did today on the show:

original gauge of hat: 6 sts/in
original size of hat: 15 inches (newborn)
original row gauge of hat: 8.5 rows/inch
original depth of hat before shaping: 51 rows => 51 rows/8.5 rows/inch = 6 inches

new size of hat: 18 inches
=> 15 inches * 6 sts/in = 90 sts
90 sts/18 inches = 5 sts/inch = new gauge
row gauge for that yarn = 7 rows/inch

If you knit the hat as directed, in the new gauge, you will have a hat that is the proper width. But, how deep will it be?

51 rows/7 rows/inch = 7.28 inches

If that seems good to you, go ahead. Otherwise, use the hat pattern to determine your cast-on number and shaping (all width components) and use measurements to determine depth, or height.

Somehow, to me, Stitches in Percentages, Depth in Measurements, just doesn't have the same ring to it as Width in Percentages, Height in Measurements. Am I wrong?

Sunday, February 03, 2008


For reasons I don't understand, iTunes actually comes up with two versions of my feed. If you search the podcast directory for Math4Knitters, you should subscribe to the feed marked "visual arts" as the category. That is the one that is working properly, except for some reason, the publication date is coming up wrong. The safest way to get the show is to go to Advanced>subscribe to podcast in iTunes and paste in

I hope that works. I don't know why the show from May, with my lovely sister, isn't really showing up. It might be because of my hard drive wipe out, but I don't know.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

At Last!

A new episode.



Download Episode 31