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Jan 11, 2017 12:00:22   #
knottsend
 
What is multiples ? Example multiple of 10 +5 basket weave . Is it like 20 stitches + 5 = 25 st So thankful for help. I am new at knitting ( 3 yrs ) First try @ pattern.
 
Jan 11, 2017 12:08:02   #
impatient knitter (a regular here)
 
Exactly!
Jan 11, 2017 12:14:48   #
knottsend
 
Thank you sew much. Other patterns are harder . I will start with this one , crawl before walking. I am a slow knitter visually handicaped but love every healing stitch .
Jan 11, 2017 12:15:19   #
sritchie171
 
Could you give us the pattern so we can help figure this?
Jan 11, 2017 12:15:35   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
You got it... just second guessing yourself.
You can always ask here to let others verify your math.
In the example you gave, another way of thinking about it is an odd number times 5
3 x 5 = 15, 7 x 5 = 35, etc....
Jan 11, 2017 12:16:30   #
sritchie171
 
Never mind-looks like you have it figured out!
 
Jan 11, 2017 12:31:32   #
jinx (a regular here)
 
You chose a good pattern to start with. Looks good on both sides. May I suggest using makers after every 10 stitches. Makes it much easier to keep track of where you are in the pattern. Every time you come to a marker you can easily count back 10 stitches instead of having to count back to the beginning of the row.
Often pattern repeats will say multiples of 5 + 4. The four is added only once as they are usually edge stitches.
Jan 11, 2017 12:46:02   #
martyr (a regular here)
 
Another way to understand it is, those 10 stitches are a pattern that repeats across the row and the 5 stitches would be the edging at each side. Although that is usually a even number, because there are 2 sides. So what are you knitting? Expect when you post that somebody will always ask - because we all want to "see" and collect more patterns than we will ever be able to knit - I certainly do! Adding markers is such a good idea, and how I keep from going nuts when knitting a complex pattern.
Jan 11, 2017 12:53:59   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
martyr wrote:
Another way to understand it is, those 10 stitches are a pattern that repeats across the row and the 5 stitches would be the edging at each side. Although that is usually a even number, because there are 2 sides. So what are you knitting? Expect when you post that somebody will always ask - because we all want to "see" and collect more patterns than we will ever be able to knit - I certainly do! Adding markers is such a good idea, and how I keep from going nuts when knitting a complex pattern.
Another way to understand it is, those 10 stitche... (show quote)

The "extra" stitches are not necessarily an edging... particularly if what the person is working with is a knit stitch pattern, not a knit project pattern.
In the case of the basket weave the OP mention, it is possible that the knit stitch pattern is: k5, *(p5, k5) and repeat from *
Jan 11, 2017 14:31:32   #
knottsend
 
Pattern help.please It reads - Instructions : multiples of 10 stitches +5 ( 5×5 basket weave ) instructions say multiple of 10 stitches + 5
Roll 1; *K5, p5; repeat from * ending with k 5 ( it gives instructions for rows- 1-10 ) never read a knit pattern . Making sure I got it before beginning. Thanks sew much .
Jan 11, 2017 14:45:07   #
knottsend
 
knottsend wrote:
Pattern help.please It reads - Instructions : multiples of 10 stitches +5 ( 5×5 basket weave ) instructions say multiple of 10 stitches + 5
Roll 1; *K5, p5; repeat from * ending with k 5 ( it gives instructions for rows- 1-10 ) never read a knit pattern . Making sure I got it before beginning. Thanks sew much .
 
Jan 11, 2017 14:50:20   #
knottsend
 
Maybe I will stick to simple scarves , looking thru patterns some are really difficult for us newbies ,either way
I love love knitting .
Jan 12, 2017 11:47:34   #
mlab (a regular here)
 
I do hope you won't give up reading patterns because they will give you so much fun once you feel more comfortable. Very good luck!
Jan 12, 2017 12:00:36   #
DesertPurl (a regular here)
 
This is easier than you feel right now...you only need to learn this once--just like anything! Think of the +5 as pattern balancing stitches. If your knitting is like a picture, you need stitches at one end to balance the pattern. The pattern you're working on is pretty and easy to do...it is 10 stitches wide (k5, p5). If you did just those 10 stitches, you'd end of the row with p5. The item would start with a knits and end with purls. To make it the same on both sides, they have you end with more more set of 5 knit stitches...that's the +5.
Jinx gave you a great idea. Using stitch markers will help you keep track of where you are and they make it easy to find mistakes.
Jan 12, 2017 13:40:45   #
knottsend
 
Thanks everyone ,going to give a simple pattern reading a try. Like life , take a risk - I will update my progress good or bad .
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