Hi,

How do I figure out how many stitches to cast on? I have a pattern I would like to knit. It tells me to ((Cast on a multiple of 14 sts + 1)

Note: Due to the nature of this pat st, the number of sts will vary from row to row.)

(Here is the link if anyone would like to look at it.)

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/lurema/lurema.html

Does anyone have a favorite knitting book that does a good job of explaining techniques for beginners?

Thanks so much!!!