How many stitches is too many? I’ll tell you. When you’ve knitted the centre of a hap shawl with a sensible number, and then you pick up for the border, and increase two stitches per side every alternate row (and it’s a big border) and then you decide that you’ll edge it with a ruffle, so you double your number of stitches by increasing into each stitch, and then double them again by yarn-overing before each stitch… That’s too many stitches. I have a grand total of 2,800 stitches per round, here. Thank goodness it’s not going to be a very deep ruffle.