Mathematical equation for charting stitches and rows. Diophantine Equation
In charting knitting patterns, we use this equation for numerous applications.
- Straight line decreasing and increasing of side seams on skirts, sleeves, slacks, and jackets
- Multiple increasing or decreasing across a single row of knitting.
- Placing darts and buttonholes
- Arranging short row increments for curves
- Determining the stitches in knitting a slanted line
- One can determine rows and/or stitches to be increased or decreased WITHIN a definite amount of space.
- Buttonhole placement, vertical or horizontal, can be situated in exactly balanced spots
- Short row operations can be determined for shoulder slants, pockets, collars, and all kinds of sideways knitting.