In addition to the abbreviations, when you see a repeat from *, you repeat the directions from that point however many times you're instructed.
When a number is given at the end of a set of instructions, that's how many stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.
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Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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