Multiples in Knitting a Quick Video Tutorial

Understanding Multiples in Knitting Patterns

Multiples in knitting


Multiples in Knitting patterns were a total mystery to me when I first started loom knitting. The little plus sign after the multiples was even more confusing. I tried reading blog post after blog post but just the sheer number of words was overwhelming.

Making it simple for my readers was the objective. Besides, so many other folks have already done extremely well explaining this in writing that instead of reinventing the wheel, I made a short video.

Multiples in Knitting for the Loommultiples-staggered-eyelets-500x300


The Staggered Eyelet Stitch Image Credit: Textured Knits

I used the Staggered Eyelet Stitch pattern converted for the knitting loom in the video below as an example of a stitch pattern. Like with most flat stitch patterns you will find a line at the very beginning that gives you the stitches necessary for the stitch pattern itself and some more stitches necessary for the fabric to look well and balanced when completed.

That line looks like this: Multiples of 4 + 3.

Multiples in knitting

Loom in Video Image: KB Adjustable Hat Loom

This line in stitch patterns was a mystery to me for a while. To be honest I just ignored it and I can’t even remember when I finally figured it out. Well I like to make things easy for my blog post readers and those that follow me on YouTube and so I decide to explain through a video instead of breaking it down here in writing. The first reason I ignored was because I didn’t want to read instructional. Don’t get me wrong I love reading but do tutorials. So sorry for those looking for that kind of information. It that is your thing, sorry but not for this subject.

The Video



The video is short but informative. Please take the time to watch it completely. Feel free to leave you questions and comments. If you want to add to this basic lesson by all means comments from readers are always greatly welcome and appreciated.

I hope the information is helpful.

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Comments: 24

  1. MAUREEN n Halle December 13, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    how do you unkit a n entire row?

  2. Gina December 10, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks. Yes, I know it would need to be written and tried. If I do get it I will let you know.

  3. Gina December 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    The mens cable slouch pattern can I use that for the mittens? If so what do I do different? I love to make a match to hat. Oh I am ordering KB Hat Loom you use. 🙂

    • Denise Canela December 10, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Hi Gina – yes you can use the cables for mittens – now as for the How to – that is a pattern and patterns have to be designed – tested (sometimes you have to knit the pattern several times) and then written out – that can takes days or weeks – not a quick answer.

  4. Gina December 8, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I will need to whatch the stich videos to learn the k2tog and yo plus I know you have others. Do you have cables? I have seen other videos but I what to make fingerless mitts for my 8 yr old not sure how many pegs to use.

    • Denise Canela December 10, 2016 at 12:41 am

      Amanda Pratt has a video for a set – you can Google her or Search Youtube. Sd got the K2tog YO there are several that explain it on YouTube as well – just do a quick search

  5. Gina December 7, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Is there a video of that pattern

    • Denise Canela December 8, 2016 at 7:53 am

      Hi Gina – What pattern? There are several in the post video.

  6. Maxien November 2, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Please I have looked on the internet but did not see my answer. I am loom knitting a shawl for an adult on 41peg loom and wanted to make it for a child. is there away that a person can make a loom pattern smaller. Thanks for a great sit that we always go back to it every time. Regards Maxien

    • Denise Canela November 3, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Hi Maxien – Use less pegs and reduce the number of rows.

  7. Barb Rigdon October 21, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks Denise,I think I got it.

  8. Barb Rigdon October 21, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Im still a little confused on the multiples. Is there any way to make more of a visual? Maybe actually doing a pattern to get it better. Thankyou for all you do.

    • Denise Canela October 21, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Hi Friend ! The multiples are the actual pattern. In fact you can remove or change the numbers after the plus (the ones in blue) and still be able to create the stitch with the just multiples. If you notice the stitch pattern that I gave you for this months Patreon I only used the multiples

      Hope that helps some.

  9. Pat Johnson October 10, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    could not get video to work asks for me to add extension but nothing showed up to add and extension.

    • Denise Canela October 12, 2016 at 12:41 am

      Pat you may need to update your browser – the video plays fine for me

  10. veronica dargan October 10, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Thank you for this video it is a great help to me

    • Denise Canela October 12, 2016 at 12:43 am

      You are VERY welcome – and Thank YOU for the Thank you – very much appreciated

  11. Ollie Dunlap October 8, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Great Video! This will help me greatly. You explain so clearly the reason for doing the stitches on the ends. I like that! Thanks a million times for your help.

    • Denise Canela October 12, 2016 at 12:47 am

      Thanks for the Thanks Ollie – VERY much appreciated !

  12. Heather Saldanha October 8, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Denise, very well explained as usual.

    • Denise Canela October 8, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you Heather – always GREAT Great Great to get feedback 🙂

  13. sonia cataquet October 8, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Excellent!!!Thank you for taking the time to put it step by step.This will help to convert patterns from knit with neddles to knit with looms. Keep looming my friend!!

    • Denise Canela October 8, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      Hola linda ! So cool to hear from you Sonia – hope all went well for you and Matthew didn’t have any effect on your home. We actually had sunny days on Thursday and Friday – go figure 🙂 Besos y Abrazos !!!!

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