I’m trying to figure out (I think) the maths for the Tin Can Knits Marshland pattern, which is a gorgeous top down yoke, which according to the instructions is a wedge style yoke. And while I’m always up for learning new things, and I always thought I had a reasonable capacity for figuring stuff out…
I’M SO CONFUSED!!!
To make it even more difficult, I was using the Strange Brew recipe that converts any yarn into use for any of the patterns… so I had found the most gorgeous palette of DK at my LYS in their house yarn - it’s a wonderful MCN and this is for my husband to wear with his kilt for the wedding festivities, it picks up all the colors… if I can figure it out!
My main questions:
The difference between the Strange Brew and the Marshland pattern: SB starts with the smaller needles and ribbing neckline at cast on, Marshland begins with the cast on, knit 1 row and begin the first increase rows on the larger needles and you pick up the neckline later. Why, I have no idea, but I wonder if I could do it the Strange Brew way? (That way I know the 112 cast on stitches would be right?)
If not, then how do I find out the wedge formula given on page 36 - where the answers for DK weight are given that include and are based on the neckline being included? I just can’t seem to get past this… am I being too fixated?
Also, the size I’m working is XXXL, so if I am working Chart G, which has 3 stitches at the top, does this mean that I divide the number of stitches in the last row of increases by 3 and this is the number of wedges? Because it works out to 43 and that sounds like a lot.
Is this too advanced for me? Other than the math, I can do the actual knitting… but the math is making me feel like a dunce!