07-17-2011, 05:10 PM #1 gcgrammy Casting On   Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 17 Thanks: 0 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post help with multiples please I have a pattern that says: cast on 182 sts on a circular needle. Then it says to do 6 rows of 2 different rows. Then the body of the pattern consists of 10 rows, each row beginning and ending with a border of 6 K sts. My question is: how do I figure out the multiple to change the width, as there is only 1 row with any ( ). In other words, I was told to multiply the stitches in the ( ) but there really aren't any! By the way, the pattern is Bernat Softee Chunky Twists Blanket to Knit. If anyone can help me make this blanket not as wide, I would appreciate it! Thanks so much!

 07-17-2011, 06:19 PM #2 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,445 Times in 6,032 Posts Looks like it may be this pattern. Look at the sts between the *s, that is also another way of showing repeated stitches, more commonly used than (). Looks like it's a multiple of 10 sts, so decrease the CO number by 10, 20, etc. __________________ sue- knitting heretic
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 Originally Posted by suzeeq Looks like it may be this pattern. Look at the sts between the *s, that is also another way of showing repeated stitches, more commonly used than (). Looks like it's a multiple of 10 sts, so decrease the CO number by 10, 20, etc.
Thank you so much! Will try casting on less in a multiple of 10 - does the border matter in this? Does the multiple of 10 include the border?

 07-17-2011, 06:36 PM #4 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,445 Times in 6,032 Posts No, the border sts aren't repeated, so they're not counted in the multiple of 10. How much narrower do you want to make it? 10 sts would only be about 3 inches. __________________ sue- knitting heretic
 07-17-2011, 07:19 PM #5 gcgrammy Casting On   Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 17 Thanks: 0 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post PS Yes, that is my pattern!
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 Originally Posted by suzeeq No, the border sts aren't repeated, so they're not counted in the multiple of 10. How much narrower do you want to make it? 10 sts would only be about 3 inches.
I would like to make it about 7 repeats or about 10 inches smaller....

 07-17-2011, 11:24 PM #7 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,445 Times in 6,032 Posts 7 repeats would be about 21" less, so you'd need to cut down 30 or 40 sts. __________________ sue- knitting heretic
 07-18-2011, 06:40 AM #8 gcgrammy Casting On   Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 17 Thanks: 0 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post Thank you! I will try that today.

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