Understanding pattern directions?
by Kate Landon
Pattern calls for "scallops (over 18 sts; a rep of 4 rows)" When I get into the body pattern, it instructs "Scallops Row 3 over 18 sts, p5, k5, p5; rep from *across, ending in Scallops Row 3 over last 18 sts.
What does "over 18 sts" mean? I don't know what stitch to knit for 18 sts. The pattern is a design by Ann E. Smith and the book has been discontinued. I'm unable to contact the author.