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05-28-2009, 03:56 PM
I am a book/self taught knitter. I am doing ok with the easy stuff so I wanted to move on to a challenge. I bought a book with different common patterns. Looking at the patterns I found something that makes no sense. In the "goblets" pattern it calls for "Multiple of 6 sts + 2". What does the + 2 mean? What do I do with it? "Row 1: (Right side) P3, K2, (P4, K2) across to the last 3sts, P3" Where does the +2 go in the row? :??

05-28-2009, 04:07 PM
You have a total of 14 stitches, 14 is not a multiple of 6, but 12 is so you add the other 2 to give you 14. The +2 is already written into it. I hope this makes sense. If you wanted to change the amount of stitiches you want to use then you would just use a multiple of 6 and then add 2 to that. For example 4*6 is 24 add 2 more and it gives you 26, so you would cast on 26. I hope I didn't confuse you.

05-28-2009, 04:14 PM
It means you need an extra 2 beyond the multiple of 6 sts to complete the pattern. The multiple is (P4, K2) which is repeated. The P3, K2 at the beg and the p3 at the end are 8 sts, but they contain 6 sts (the 2 p3s) plus k2.