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don't understand what this means

Posted by mistressofwinter46 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 9, 07 at 8:02

the pattern i am trying to fallow tells me too k2 p2 rib then just below that it says (multiple of 4 sts) what does that mean the multiple of 4 ??? then it says row 1
i don't see where it tells me how many too cast on any where in this pattern
can any one help me with this problem pleas.

Thank you

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RE: don't understand what this means

What are you making? For a K2,P2 rib pattern you need at least 4 stitches per repeat. If you are say making a sock cuff, you could cast on for example 48, 56, 64 or 72 stitches, depending on the yarn gauge and foot size. Each number is divisible by 4 so you can do the K2,P2 pattern. Sometimes it says at the beginning of the pattern the range of sizes followed by the numbers of stitches to cast on for each size.

RE: don't understand what this means

K2+P2=4 stitches

so if you K2+P2 25 times you will have to cast on 100 stitches

4 x 25 = 100

You would have to cast on 100 stitches to get a multiple of 4 stitches for 25 times.

Hope that helps ;0)

RE: don't understand what this means

im making a sweater and it is in k1 p2 k1 ribbing.
Thank you for your help. it did help

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