Please help me understand this instruction:
Pattern: Leafy Baby Blanket
Pattern repeat: 15 stitches
Add 10 more stitches for the lace pattern to line up and 4 for side borders of seed stitch
The written pattern now begins with: Over multiple of
15 sts +2
What does + 2 sts mean? Do I now cast on 27 stitches???
Am so lost and frustrated. Any help will be so very appreciated.
Using two strands at a time, cast on 100 sts.
Knit 4 rows in seed stitch.
Then knit each row of the main body as follows:
4 sts in seed stitch, 6 repeats of leaf pattern, 4 sts in seed stitch.
Knit for 5 repeats of the leaf pattern, then knit rows 1-12 of the leaf pattern once.
End with 4 rows of seed stitch.
In the leaf pattern, the 15+2 is just letting you know what the stitch repeat count would be if you want it larger.
multiplies of 15 (15,30,45) then add a final 2 stitches.
Pattern notes this if you want the width wider:
To calculate the total number of stitches to cast on, multiply 15 by the number of the repeats you want to make
and add 10 stitches (you need 2 for the lace pattern to line up
, and 4 for each side border of seed stitch).
>>>The +2 from the formula of 15+2 is already included in the plus 10.
If you want it wider... Multiples of 15 (15,30,45,etc) plus 10.