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May 29, 2013 20:19:31   #
southerngal
 
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

OK--25 stitches

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.
 
May 29, 2013 20:27:27   #
colonialcrafter
 
There are 15 stitches for each repeat of the pattern plus 4 stitches for border (2 stitches on each end). So, you work over how ever many multiples of the pattern plus the 2 border stitches on each end. You will have to determine how big you want this blanket to be and cast on that many stitches figuring 15 for each repeat plus the border 4 stitches. Do you have a link to the pattern?
May 29, 2013 20:37:08   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Is it this one? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leafy-baby-blanket
May 29, 2013 20:53:16   #
galaxycraft
 
southerngal wrote:
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
OK--25 stitches
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.
So...
If you want it wider... Multiples of 15 (15,30,45,etc) plus 10.
15+10=25
30+10=40
45+10=55, etc.
May 29, 2013 20:57:35   #
southerngal
 
Jessica-Jean

YES, this is it!

I am doing a swatch to determine the number of 'leaves' I want to cast on.

Have cast on 15 + 10 = 25 sts but come up short 1 stitch to complete the border.

Just don't understand what it means under the sub-title Leaf pattern - written...when it states "Over multiple of 15 sts +2

Where do add the +2 stitches? Should I be casting on 27 stitches?
May 29, 2013 20:58:53   #
southerngal
 
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leafy-baby-blanket
 
May 29, 2013 21:01:37   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
southerngal wrote:
Jessica-Jean

YES, this is it!

I am doing a swatch to determine the number of 'leaves' I want to cast on.

Have cast on 15 + 10 = 25 sts but come up short 1 stitch to complete the border.

Just don't understand what it means under the sub-title Leaf pattern - written...when it states "Over multiple of 15 sts +2

Where do add the +2 stitches? Should I be casting on 27 stitches?
Go back to Galaxycraft's answer; she's nailed it! :-)
May 29, 2013 21:04:35   #
southerngal
 
forgive me for sounding stupid...but exactly where do I add these extra 2 stitches?

Do I split them--one on each end next to the border?
May 29, 2013 21:07:47   #
galaxycraft
 
southerngal wrote:
forgive me for sounding stupid...but exactly where do I add these extra 2 stitches?

Do I split them--one on each end next to the border?

The extra 2 stitches is just part of the stitch count so it will accommodate the row stitch changes of the leaf pattern.
They are a part of the stitch count of the body and not the borders.
The borders are designated by the 4 stitches on each side.
When you start working it after the bottom border, you will...
Work 4 stitches which is the border,
Then work the leaf pattern row repeated as many times as needed up to the last 4 sts,
Then work those last 4 stitches which is the other side border.
May 29, 2013 21:12:39   #
southerngal
 
I will try casting on again. Thank you for taking the time to help me.
May 29, 2013 21:14:08   #
southerngal
 
thank you so much...here I go with another try.
 
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