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 02-24-2008, 04:39 PM #1 photolady   Posts: n/a multiple of this plus that I HATE these directions! They say, this is a multiple of 10 + 3. Does that mean 10xwhatever, 10x4=40, plus 3, which would be a total of 43 sts cast on, OR, does that mean 13x4= 52, so cast on 52 stitches? To do this cloverleaf eyelet, they say multiple of 8 sts + 7. Does that mean, say, 24 PLUS 7, equalling 31 cast on sts, or, 15x3=45, so, 45 cast on stitches?

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 02-24-2008, 04:45 PM #2 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,445 Times in 6,032 Posts You always multiply the first number, then add the 2nd number. So for the cloverleaf, 3x8=24+7=31 for the CO. __________________ sue- knitting heretic
 02-24-2008, 04:50 PM #3 Jan in CA Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: Southern CA Posts: 36,593 Thanks: 1,569 Thanked 8,398 Times in 6,881 Posts That is confusing, but once you understand that the +X number is only added to the CO once for each size it makes it easier. It's just there to make the pattern come out correctly. __________________ Jan When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it. NEW! KH knitting video archive ~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~
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 Originally Posted by suzeeq You always multiply the first number, then add the 2nd number. So for the cloverleaf, 3x8=24+7=31 for the CO.
Oh, bless you, bless you, suzeeq!

This had me and my husband both wondering.

ALWAYS multiply the FIRST number, then add the 2nd number, at the end, after casting on the multiple of the first number, right?

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 Originally Posted by Jan in CA That is confusing, but once you understand that the +X number is only added to the CO once for each size it makes it easier. It's just there to make the pattern come out correctly.

what means you by saying is only added on to the co once for each size?

You mean, for a small size, you add 2 at the end, for a medium size, you add on 4?

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 Originally Posted by photolady what means you by saying is only added on to the co once for each size? You mean, for a small size, you add 2 at the end, for a medium size, you add on 4?
No. By size I meant the number of multiples or repeats. It's what Sue said. For the multiple of 8+7 you'd figure out many multiples (repeats) you want and then add 7 to it.

1x8 = 8 + 7 = CO 15
2x8 = 16 + 7 = Co 23
3x8 = 24 = 7 = CO 31

See..you always add the 7 to the end. Once you start the pattern it'll make more sense when you see it in action. What are you making?
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 Quote: ALWAYS multiply the FIRST number, then add the 2nd number, at the end, after casting on the multiple of the first number, right?
Yes, that's right.
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 Originally Posted by Jan in CA No. By size I meant the number of multiples or repeats. It's what Sue said. For the multiple of 8+7 you'd figure out many multiples (repeats) you want and then add 7 to it. 1x8 = 8 + 7 = CO 15 2x8 = 16 + 7 = Co 23 3x8 = 24 = 7 = CO 31 See..you always add the 7 to the end. Once you start the pattern it'll make more sense when you see it in action. What are you making?
I'm not sure yet, but, whatever it is, it will be a sample. To see if I like it, before investing time in it.
I like to do sample patterns, and then think about it.
I have to see first, IF I EVEN UNDERSTAND THE DARN PATTERN !!

 02-24-2008, 05:15 PM #9 photolady   Posts: n/a OK, here's some MORE insanity. What the does this mean? MC: CO a multiple of 6 sts -1. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: CC: *K5, sl1* end k5. Row 4: *P5, sl1* end p5 Repeat these 4 rows as until desired length is reached Does that mean cast on FIVE stitches, or does that mean cast on five, then nothing, or ...... I'm confused about this minus deal, because in the directions, or, recipe, as I like to call it, row 3, you knit FIVE, then slip ONE. So, that means you have to have at least 6 stitches on the needle. So, why does this person say six minus one?
 02-24-2008, 05:18 PM #10 photolady   Posts: n/a And,while I'm on it, why isn't there a more standardized set of instructions with the same name for the pattern? You can find way too many instructions with weird titles, for a pattern. One calls it a chalice, one calls it a feather, one calls it a leaf....

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