# How do I read my instructions?

by Nancy

Confusing instruction - pattern in different sizes

How do I read and execute these instructions:
1st Round - (k1,p1) 6(6)6(6)7 times, k 10(10)11(11)11, (k1,p1) 12(12)12(12)13 times, k 10(10)11(11)11, (k1,p1) 6(6)6(6) 7 times.
2nd round - knit to marker
Repeat 1st and 2nd row 5(5)5(5)6 more times.

I get the numbers are sizes: extra small, (small) medium (large) extra large. But I don’t know how those numbers for large size add up to 70 cast on stitches.

Thx

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 Mar 14, 2024 Rating Confusing instruction - pattern in different sizes by: Ratchadawan Hello Nancy, Let's break it down for the large size (L) to understand how the 70 cast-on stitches are calculated. 1st Round: (k1, p1) 6 times: This means you knit 1 stitch, then purl 1 stitch, and repeat this sequence 6 times. So, for the large size, this part would be (k1, p1) 6 times (12 sts). k 11: Knit 11 stitches. (k1, p1) 12 times: Repeat the knit 1, purl 1 sequence 12 times (24sts. k 11: Knit 11 stitches. (k1, p1) 6 times: Repeat the knit 1, purl 1 sequence 6 times. (12sts) To calculate the total number of stitches for the large size, you add up the stitches in each section: (12 + 11 + 24 + 11 + 12) = 70 stitches Does this make sense? Thanks for visiting and questioning. Ratcha

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