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Old 05-28-2007, 10:08 AM   #1
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Changing a pattern
Hi, I am knitting a short sleeve cardigan that has 91 sts for the back. I would like to add a lace stitch that is a multiple of 8 + 1 sts. How would I do this? I dont really understand what 8+1 is.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:39 AM   #2
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A multiple of 8 + 1 means any multiple of 8, plus one extra stitch. So to get closest to 91sts you'd have to do 8sts x 11repeats = 88sts, plus one extra stitch which would be 89 stitches. It would actually probabl work pretty well because that's only 2 stitches off from what your back count should be, so just make the first and last stitch of the back stockinette (knit on rs rows, purl on ws rows) and the 89 lace stitches as the rest of the back stitches. Hope that helps.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:39 AM   #3
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That means each pattern repeat is a multiple of 8 sts, plus one. So 81 (8x10 +1) or 89 sts (8x11+1) but not 91. You could decrease 2 sts for the 89st repeat; lace stretches some.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:46 AM   #4
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I like the idea of having the extra stitch on each side in just st. st.,
lace patterns are hard to seam without going "wonky". just mho.
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Thanks very much, that helps a lot !
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