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« on: June 18, 2006 09:01:17 AM »

 Embarrassed i can't believe i'm even posting this - a pattern calls for me to add stitches. now this doesn't mean increase by 1 does it? if it doesn't, then what do i actually do - co some stitches and then add them?
my brain is all fuddled and i can't understand the logistics Sad
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2006 10:05:15 AM »

Can you post the lines of the pattern that ask you to increase?
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2006 12:36:06 PM »

Patterns often ask you to add a few stitches to the end of your row.  There are various ways to do this.  The easiest is probably the one shown on this link

http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=83

This may well be the way you cast on to start your work anyway. 
To add stitches on it is easier to swap your needle over to the other hand, as if you were staring a new row, then cast on the extra stitches, and then knit back across them
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2006 05:49:05 AM »

thanks for replying - i think i've got it now, but the pattern stated "add on five stitches to the beginning of the row"
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2006 07:01:13 AM »

thanks for replying - i think i've got it now, but the pattern stated "add on five stitches to the beginning of the row"

Then yes, cast on those five stitches. If the pattern says to increase by more than one stitch, you'd cast on.

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2006 07:32:21 AM »

thankyou! it's so obvious now  Roll Eyes
it had been a long day though Smiley
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