• # How to calculate the loop?

Alena Anisimova
January 14, 2013

Starting to knit, many of us are faced with the question of how to calculate loops. After all, we need the exact number of loops to determine the desired width of the product so that during the mating process it is not necessary to tie it up. Therefore, let's try to figure out how to calculate the number of loops.

We have the yarn we have chosen for our product. Knitting needles are usually selected depending on the thickness of the yarn. On the label of the thread you can find the recommended size of the needles. But, as you know, a recommendation is only a recommendation. After all, this is why the label does not indicate a single number, but a range of numbers, for example, 4.0-5.0. Do not forget that a lot depends on the person who knits. Someone knits loose loops (i.e., knits loosely), someone, on the contrary, knits tightly. Accordingly, in the first version, we will need thin needles, while in the second version, we will need a little bit thicker.

Well, if you have a choice of knitting needles. Try to tie your chosen pattern on the needles of different thickness, and then choose those on which the pattern looks better.Now, directly, how to correctly calculate the loop for the product.

We collect at least 30 loops on the needles (the more loops we have, the more accurate the result will be) and knit a rubber band or faceplate. If you have a pattern of a pattern that you plan to knit, type the number of loops that are indicated in the pattern for the rapport. Knit a square with a height of about 30 rows. If you plan to use several patterns, it is better to tie each of them. Suppose you tied a sample (32 loops), and according to the scheme the width of the backrest is 48 cm. We measure its width between the edge loops. For example, you got 13.8 cm. In this case, the calculation will be as follows: 13.8 cm. - 30 loops. KP - 48 cm. KP = (30 * 48) /13.8=104.3 - the resulting number is rounded to the whole. We get 104 loops and 2 edge loops, respectively, 106 loops.

In the same way you can calculate the number of rows. Only need to measure the length of the sample. The diagrams usually give a knitting density for a 10x10 cm square. We recount the sample we received by 10 cm. (30 * 10) /13.8=21.7, round it up, and we get 22 loops + 2 edge loops, totaling 24 loops. You are lucky if in the model you choose, the density of knitting coincides with the density with which you knit.If not, then with the help of our recommendations, you can easily calculate the loop for knitting yourself.

But, in a similar situation, you will need to count and each decrease or addition of loops (which are necessarily present in the process of any knitting) in your chosen pattern. Do not forget to measure the width of the associated web in the process of work. And you don’t need to be upset if you knit 10-20 cm of backs and you find that your canvas is wider or narrower than on a 5-7 centimeters scheme. You have the opportunity to recalculate the density of your knitting, and start again taking into account the new indications. Good luck!

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