Just wondered when a pattern says to chain in multiples of 8 plus 2, how do you decide how many chains to do? Thanks
When a pattern says to cast on or chain a multiple of 8 plus 2, it is only explaining how the stitch pattern works. That lace, cable, or whatever stitch pattern works if you have 8 + 2 chains (or stitches), 16 + 2 chains (or stitches), 24 + 2 chains (or stitches), etc.
Keep looking later in the pattern and it should say chain X, X being the very specific number of chains that are needed to make the project in the pattern. If not, then I think there must be a typo!
Happy crocheting and knitting!