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Old 03-07-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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what doe4s this stitch pattern mean?
when it says "Mulitple of 6 + 3"

does it mean 6 stitches + 3 for ease?
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:25 PM   #2
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It means that you must cast on a total of 9 sts. to do the pattern once. If, for example you want to make 10 repeats of the pattern, you would cast on a total of 63(6 x 10 + 3). The + number actually balances the pattern.
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The "+3" is usually for a border or to enable you to begin or finish a repeat without just leaving something hanging. For example, if your pattern is simply k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, repeat to end. How would you end it? You can't just have a yo at the end of the row! It would just fall off your needle! So the pattern tells you to cast on a multiple of 2 + 1 which gives you a stitch at the end of the row to hold that yo on.
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