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Multiples of 8

Posted by: Gwen (IP Logged)
Date: June 23, 2009 09:30AM

When a pattern calls of a multiple of a certain number + another number what does it mean?

Example: Multiples of 8 + 3 and what number of cast on stitches do I need in order for this to work.

I am trying to put an edge around a lace wrap.(My first attempt!!) I have a total of 927 stitches on the needles and what I am doing is not working. Hope someone can point me in the right direction.

Thanks

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Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: June 23, 2009 09:38AM

The "plus X" are additional stitches you will need either as edge stitches or to help balance/center the main stitches. The first number, e.g. "multiples of 8" are what you need to multiply by to get the number of stitches you need for the number of repeats you want. Then you add the "plus X"

For example, if you have 4 stitches to the inch and you need something that is 10 inches wide, you need 40 stitches. With a stitch pattern that is multiples of 8 plus 3, you have your choice of either going with 43 (8 times 5 plus 3) which will make your piece a little wider, or 35 stitches (8 times 4 plus 3) which will make it a little more narrow.

Posted by: Gwen (IP Logged)
Date: June 23, 2009 10:21AM

Thanks so much KT. It is for edge stitches.