Here's the math that I use to figure out how many stitches to cast on for the neck.

**If you don't like math, don't read this because a lot of it is in mathematical shorthand.**

These calculations give a neck that is at least 120% the size of the person's neck (for comfort). The lower case b, s, and f are for adjusting the number of stitches cast on to give some symmetry. ** C **= garment circumference times the gauge and

**= person’s actual neck size times the gauge. Then choose:**

*N***B** = 30 % of ** N **+ 7% of

**+**

*C***-- the number of stitches at the neck belonging to the garment back**

*b*

**S** = 30 % of *N** *- 7% of ** C **+

**-- the number of stitches at the neck belonging to the sleeve**

*s*

**F **=** B + f **-- the number of stitches at the neck belonging to the garment front

For a simple crew neck, ** b** =

**= 0 or 1, and**

*s***= 8 or 10.**

*f*For a wider neck, change 30% to 35% or 40%. For a deeper neck, add a multiple of 4 to ** f**.

However, to adjust for the ribbing (because I like symmetry): For k1p1 ribbing, choose ** B**,

**, and usually**

*S***= 1 mod 2. (I.e., when divided by 2, the remainder is 1)**

*F*For k2p2 ribbing, choose ** B**,

**, and usually**

*S***= 2 mod 4.**

*F*For k3p2 ribbing, choose ** S** = 2 mod 5 and

**and usually**

*B***= 3 mod 5, or vice versa.**

*F*To take k2p2 ribbing to a k6p2 garment pattern, choose ** S** = 2 mod 8 and

**and usually**

*B***= 6 mod 8. -- For the ribbed (k6p2) sweater in the last post, C = 160, N = 56, S =10 = 2 mod 8, and B = F = 30 = 6 mod 8.**

*F*
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