When I began knitting again I decided that I would like to attempt to create my own patterns so I looked at stitch books and chose a pattern to replicate. The pattern said something like knit multiples of 3 plus two. What? Okay for some of you that is simple. For people like me not so much. I said does that mean I need five stitches for each repeat? No it means that you have to use multiple of three and then at the end add two stitches. Maybe that seems to follow common sense but I think differently. I do see the logic now and the important thing is do what it says. Multiples of 2, 3, 4, etc. Just remember that the plus is only done one time whether it’s plus one, two etc. Hope that helps.