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Re: new knitter need help
Posted by: Sally J (IP Logged)
Date: November 08, 2008 10:30PM

If you are casting off more than one stitch, to reverse shaping, you'll have to do it on the wrong side at the beginning of a row. As for decreasing only one stitch, a proper reverse would have you SSK on the second side. To do this, slip 2 stitches to the right-hand needle as if to knit, then put the left-hand needle in front of them while they're on the right-hand needle. This will look as if they are being knit together, but it twists them, causing the decrease to lean to the left, whereas the K2tog leans to the right. I suspect that my description of how to do an SSK may sound clear as mud. I you can see it in pictures or a video, it will probably make more sense. Maybe somebody else in the forum can tell you where to see a video on that. Good luck!

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  new knitter need help glenda 11/08/2008 07:26PM
  Re: new knitter need help Sally J 11/08/2008 10:30PM

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