I am taking the petite shells edging from Knitting on the Edge and using it for a cardigan instead of a 1x1 rib. It says this:
Beg as a multiple of 5 sts plus 2 and end as a multiple of 4 sts plus 1
My cast on for the cardigan pattern is 165sts which IS a multiple of 4 sts plus 1 (the end result of the edging) but how do I figure out how many sts to cast on if I'm using this edging instead of what the pattern asks for???
I can simply not make a pattern precisely as it is written, I must always change something and seeing as I'm not particularly fond of ribbing and I do have this newfound love for lace, I thought, why not!!!