Something else I hinted at recently: I'm doing a two-part Web seminar with Interweave on the topic of Math for Knitters.
The first session is all about the math needed to successfully work a project:
We’ll equip you with the skills to handle any pattern, from ensuring you have enough yarn to being able to read, follow and decipher the instructions, including such challenges as "increase 12 stitches evenly distributed across the row," and “work decreases every sixth row 5 times, and every fourth row 12 times, and every following alt row.” We’ll also discuss clever tricks such as using a digital kitchen scale to help you use up your yarn stash, and to calculate how long you’ll need to finish up a project.
Rather than turning this into a boring high-school algebra class, I focus on easy tricks and solutions, working through some real-life examples to show you how it all comes together. I'll even give you some ways to avoid the numbers entirely if you don’t feel confident about them.
Math for Knitters part one is all about tools you’ll require to execute a pattern successfully. The second web seminar, to be held in December, will focus on gauge and pattern alterations and adjustments.
For more info, and to register, visit the Interweave store.