– We all love the ten
stitch blanket pattern from Franke Brown. And whether you’re working
on needles or on the loom, you may find it difficult
to get the right size, or predict the right size,
especially if you’re making a specific design. Well with that in mind,
the Knitting Fairy is back here at GoodKnit Kisses
with a special calculator just for you and the ten stitch. We’re gonna work through that
with a calculator right now. Welcome to GoodKnit Kisses. We’re all about helping
you stitch your love and love your stitches. All right, so
we’re ready to look at our ten stitch calculator. Be sure and go click down
below to get the link for the blog. And we’re on the ten
stitch calculator blog. Scroll down to
ten stitch swatch. And yes, there’s a different
type of swatch used for this. Let’s look here. So our swatch is going to
need to be cast on and knit all the way up to the end here. Now, you can, if you have
needles you can just leave it on the needles and
do the measurement. If you’re on a loom you
need a provisional bind off and it talks about
that in the blog. This little guide here
will help you figure out how many corners you need to
make to get it to this point. So you’re going to
start at number one which is the blue
area, the blue area is your straightaway areas
that end up getting joined. So we’ve got number one and
then we work to two which is that corner section in red
there, that’s that first corner section and then
you make a second corner. And as you know those are the
only two places where you’ve got two corners
next to each other. Then you come down here to
four, this straightaway, then to five, another
corner, six another straight, seven another corner and
then eight, and that’s where it stops for now. And of course you
don’t bind off. You’re just holding
the stitches for now. This is the part that’s
gonna be measured from left to right,
or up and down. So that will be a square. Up here is where the
ten stitch rectangle is. So the same thing goes and
you’re gonna end at eight. So you’re just going to be
measuring the width here, and the length in
this direction here. Then you scroll down here
and find your calculator. And you can pin it, here’s
a little pinable if you want to pin that up. Here’s the square
one the comes first. You’re just gonna put
in your swatch width and then we’re gonna
put in our desired size. So let’s go to making the
width measurement first. So I have a measurement
here of 9 1/2. I’m measure both, it’s 9 1/2 on this one. I had already measured it. When it wasn’t on top
of something else. So this is 9 1/2,
but what happens if I just kind of got ambitious
and I went too far but it’s not quite at
the size that I need, I want to know how many
more rounds I have to make? I can go ahead and measure
in this square section here it’s actually here’s
number one, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, and it ends right here. And you can tell, because
this is the square, obviously. But on the rectangle it’s
a little harder to see. I would just measure across
here and I’ve got 6 1/2 and measure across here
and I’ve got 6 1/2. So this is a 6 1/2″ square. Let’s see what this
blanket would be if I want to make it into say, a 42″. So my swatch width is
right here and I’m gonna type in 6.5. All right, so I’ve got
6.5 right here, and then the desired size I want is 42. And then I punch
that in and it says that I need 8 rounds. Well that’s great. Okay, so that’s a
nice even number. Let’s see if it actually is 42. I want to see what the real
width is supposed to be based upon my numbers. So let’s go down here. I want to put in 8 rounds,
it tells me to do 8, and let’s see what
it spits out to be. Oh, it’s 41.17. That’s pretty close to 42
and I know that I like that, but let’s say I
wanted to do 9 rounds, what would that be? Maybe it works out for
my color patterning that I want to do. Okay, so 9 rounds is 45.5. That gives me over my 42
and it’s under 4′ which is what my friend wanted
for her baby blanket, so that’s a good one. So let’s scroll down
and do the rectangle. All right so we’ve got
the rectangular one and I’ve already
used my numbers. I’ve got my numbers set
aside that I had measured on this gray one here, and the
gray one, I got that it was 9″ on my width and 11″ on
the height of my swatch. And then I come down here
and it’s option 1, how big do you want your blanket to
be, it’s the same as above and then you enter in
your finished blanket size and how many rounds you’ll
need to knit on that size. That’s exactly
what it did before. So we’re gonna put this in. Desired width, what size
do we want to make this? I want to make this width,
let’s say a 72″ width blanket. It’s gonna be a nice size. Let’s see. How many rounds? Okay so I need 11 rounds. And in this case I’m curious,
what does 12 make it? You know, maybe I’m
really trying to go for a certain color patterning. Let’s see, go to
number of rounds, and I’m gonna put
in what does 12 do? It makes it a 79.5. That is a pretty good size. So I like that. What is the length gonna be?
83. Well maybe 83 is too long
on the finished length and I want to change that,
so what’s it gonna be? You want to go back
down to the 11. So 11, it says it’s 77. Maybe I’m trying to
go for another number. I could even go and see,
oh what is it with ten? And it will change it again. Look, it makes my
finished length 71. Maybe I didn’t want the
final length to be over 72″. So this is a really great
way to just change it up and understand how
you can make it fit the size that you need. I’m sure you are ready
to run out and get yarn for your next ten
stitch project. Be sure to click on the
tutorial videos here that are recommended
for needle and for loom. And we have another loom
video coming out in one week. So if you’re
watching after that, it’ll be out right now. So click there and you’ll
see the recommended videos and as always, we hope
you stitch some love and love your stitches. Have a great day and
happy knit and crochet. Bye bye.

Ten Stitch Calculator (CC)
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8 thoughts on “Ten Stitch Calculator (CC)

  • March 9, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you I’m working on one right now!!!

  • March 9, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Will this also work with the crochet version?

  • March 9, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    This is awesome, I've started one but have been struggling. You are awesome Kristen

  • May 30, 2018 at 5:38 am

    You have reallllllly helped out a lot of people between your videos, blog andthis calculator you’ve come up with. The struggle has been…well, a PIA trying to make one of these blankets! Yes. I’ve tried and tried but I keep missing the 2nd join butI haven’t tried Your new and improved pattern. But I will be tomorrow! It looks to me like the German short row is easier to do than the regular method. But I may be way off of this. I’m brand spanking new to loom..well knitting period. Anyways, thank you for taking the 10 stitch by the horns, not letting it disappear.

  • October 2, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Thank you for your video.

  • October 12, 2018 at 3:25 am

    The link in the description to the calculator does not work.

  • October 15, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Kristen – the link is still throwing the dreaded "500 Internal Server Error". Tried the link you provided for another user and it gives the same error. I work in IT so I can appreciated the struggle with "cranky" servers 😉 Good luck! Will keep checking back.

  • September 27, 2019 at 2:27 am

    How big do you make the first block, so the blanket is square?


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