Patentkude sööb palju lõnga ja võib välja venida, pealegi on üsna raske välja arvutada, mitu silmust luua. Siiski on võimalik koe omadusi edukalt oma kasuks pöörata (peale selle, et sööb palju lõnga - aga mine tea, võib-olla on mõnel teatud lõnga hästi palju, ei tea, mida sellega peale hakata). Teisisõnu, võib kududa midagi, mis on vaba istuvusega ja täpne arvestus pole oluline.
Patent stitch eats up a lot of yarn and can stretch a lot, and besides it is quite difficult to calculate the number of stitches to be casted on. Still it is possible to sucessfully use the inherent features of the stitch (expect eating up a lot of yarn; on the other hand, who knows, maybe you have a whole lot of yarn of a certain kind and don't know how to use it up). In other words, it is possible to knit something that has a loose fit and an exact calculation is not critical.
The neck opening is rather wide but you see the waste yarn on top. Better to have a wider neck opening rather than a too narrow one; the waste yarn will be removed and I will use the stitches and work some rows with decreases, if necessary. If you look up "patent stitch" or "English rib", you will find a lot of pictures. I have found quite a few on Pitnerst, which I highly recommend.