I have seen lots of patterns like this. They want you to cast on a certain # of stitches, K a border of 5 rows (or whatever) and then increase sts across on the last row before starting the actual pattern for the "body" of the blanket.
WHY is this? Why don't they tell you to just cast on the amount of sts for the body at the very beginning and eliminate the "increase" part altogether????
Anybody got a clue?