Help! I'm having a maths problem!
I'm trying to make a felted bag from the bottom up, similar to Knitty's French Market Bag
, but instead of having an equal number of stitches for the sides, my stitch breakdown is as follows: 24, 46, 24, 46.
I started off with casting on 12, split across 4 DPNs as 2, 6, 2, 6 but a few rows into it and I've realized that won't get me to the right number of stitches. I realize I'll probably have to mattress stitch a seam on the bottom because it is felting and on size 11 needles, but I'm absolutely stuck on how my maths should work to get the right number when I start working on the bag body. My thought is this:
140 - 4=136 (because I want to start with a 2, x, 2, x split on the DPNs)
136/8=17 (because each increase round creates 8 stitches)
Is that right? Would I start with 38 stitches on the needle, and have a split of 2, 17, 2, 17? Or am I going about this all wrong?
Edit: The 136/8=17 would be the number of increase rounds, wouldn't it? Since it's an unremaindered divide, would the DPN split be 2, 8, 2, 8?