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mjwormstead Posted - 05/01/2013 : 06:30:15 AM
When it says cast on a multiple of 7 sts plus 2, is that the same as cast on 9. Help I just don't quite get it. Thank you.
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socks4all Posted - 05/04/2013 : 04:36:24 AM
There are 7 sts to the pattern. You could cast on a multiple of 7 sts but, the piece would not be symmetrical. It would look chopped off on the left edge. So, you are told to cast on a multiple of 7 sts (7,14,21..77...777), then cast on 2 more (9, 16, 23...79...779). Good luck.
kbshee Posted - 05/03/2013 : 07:52:04 AM
It sounds like there might be one stitch on either side of the seven pattern repeat. Is it a scarf? What I would do is cast on 14 stitches and do a swatch with two repeats of the seven stitches. Cast off, measure that, and then figure out how wide a scarf you want and then you'll know how many repeats to do. (If your swatch of two repeats is 4 inches wide, then each repeat is 2 inches. If you want an 18 inch wide scarf, you'd do 9 repeats--63 stitches--plus the two 'extra' ones.

kim in oregon
ikkivan Posted - 05/02/2013 : 5:23:32 PM
That means the 7-stitch repeat however many times you need it for the project width, plus 2 more stitches ... those "plus 2" stitches are added only one time to the entire thing.

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
robinstephanie Posted - 05/02/2013 : 07:55:20 AM
What are you making and what does the pattern say?


Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
purlewe Posted - 05/01/2013 : 09:26:36 AM
depends on how many sts you need. 7 times number plus 2 sts. so if you need 7 repeats it would be 51 sts. if you only need 1 repeat it would be 9. 2 repeats 16.

Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. ~Myrna Loy
fwshorty Posted - 05/01/2013 : 06:55:03 AM
This blog post by Arenda Holladay explains it better than I could:

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