# I need a little help...

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Registered: 10-02-2006
I need a little help...
 5 Thu, 10-23-2008 - 11:33am
I'm making a scarf and I want to make it shorter than it is on the pattern. It says that you can make it any length as long as it is a multiple of 4+3 stitches.I don't know what that means. Please help! Thanks, Robin
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Registered: 07-21-1998
 In reply to: momoftrixie I need a little help... Thu, 10-23-2008 - 11:51am

Algebra. Apparently what you've got is a 4 row repeating pattern with a 3-row "border" pattern. It should be apparent from the instructions where you need to stop.

So the possible number of rows would be in the series 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, etc.

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Registered: 10-03-1998
 In reply to: momoftrixie I need a little help... Thu, 10-23-2008 - 7:53pm

To chain for the stitch pattern you would chain a number that is divisible by 4 then add 3 more ie...120+3=123 chains.

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Registered: 10-02-2006
 In reply to: momoftrixie I need a little help... Fri, 10-24-2008 - 11:01am
Thanks for your help Martha! I guess I had a "menopause moment"! LOL!
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Registered: 10-02-2006
 In reply to: momoftrixie I need a little help... Fri, 10-24-2008 - 11:04am
Thanks for the help. I was never any good at algebra!
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Registered: 02-10-2004
 In reply to: momoftrixie I need a little help... Sat, 10-25-2008 - 4:34pm

me either, that's why I was hoping someone would answer your question. I'm happy you got 2 explinations! ;-)

Jodi

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