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neex
12-07-2010, 07:16 PM
Hello there,

I'm a newbie to working with patterns, so I'm still learning the terminology. I found this scarf pattern, it is supposed to be easy but I'm having problems understanding the instructions.

http://www.purlbee.com/easy-hand-knit-scarf/2008/12/2/very-special-scarf-easy-mistake-stitch.html

The pattern mentions multiply 4 + 3 I have searched high and low for videos showing how to do this, but nothing!! I can be a little slow on the uptake :aww: so I can struggle to understand written instructions but any help, advice, illustrations would be gratefully appreciate.

Thank you so much!

Ingrid
12-07-2010, 07:25 PM
For a pattern that calls for a 4 + 3 stitch count, you use any multiple of 4 and then add 3. In this case, she's calling for 39 stitches, which would be 36 + 3.

suzeeq
12-07-2010, 07:28 PM
Patterns often use multiple plus sts to show how many you need to use. There's no video because all you need is a calculator before you start knitting. For this one multiply 4 (which would be 8, 12, 16, 24, 28, etc) then add 3, so you'd end up with 11, 15, 19, 28, 31) for the number of sts to work across.

neex
12-07-2010, 07:55 PM
Thank you for the responses. Is it terrible of me to say I'm still confused? :doh: If I cast on 36 when would I add 3 or do I cast on 39 and add 3 more. :wall:

suzeeq
12-07-2010, 08:26 PM
36 is 9 x 4, then add 3. So you want 39 sts total.