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Old 02-19-2008, 05:51 PM   #1
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please help with knitting terminology!!
hey everyone...what does "cast on 54-58-66-70-78-86 sts loosely (incl. 1 edge st each side)" mean??? i'm so confused and lost but really really want to knit this new pattern i found...

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Old 02-19-2008, 05:56 PM   #2
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Do you have a link to the pattern? If you can it's always a good idea to post it so the entire pattern makes sense to us.

In this case I would say that the number you CO is based on different sizes. Somewhere on the pattern it probably says something about the sizes.
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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Like Jan in CA said, it's normally relevant to size. There's usually legend that explains how many stitches you need for x number of inches. If it's from a book, look throughout the book to see if there's a page that explains how they write out their sizes (including measurements).
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I agree with Jan and Box_of_cereal about the sizes. But if it's the "incl. 1 edge st each side" that has you confused, then I think that probably means that 2 of the cast on stitches -- one on each edge -- will be worked differently than the others to form edge stitches. But, like Jan suggested, it would be easier to tell if you could provide a link to the pattern.

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I'd also say that each number is for a size, and that the numbers include the edge stitches, which are probably worked a little differently than the rest.
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you are all going to laugh but i just realized that it's a english pattern...so it says that the sizing and everything is different...a little too difficult for me right now no matter how much i want to make it...if anyone is interested to see...

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/vi..._id=28&lang=en

please let me know if anyone plans on making this sweater....i would love to be a knit-along...though i forewarn you...i'd probably have too many questions...hahaha

thanks to all...
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Hiya baby, all those numbers are how many to cast of for each particular size from small to xxx. And the "incl 1 edge st at each side" means that those two are in the cast on amount.
So basically what you would do is print out the pattern and then hi-lite your size and go from there.
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