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Re: Pattern - every row
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: January 20, 2009 02:17PM

"Slip" and "pass" are two different moves.

To SLIP a stitch, you insert your right needle into the stitch (in a decrease situation - the one you describe, the advice is generally to do this as if to knit) then you simply transfer the stitch to the right needle without working it.

To PASS a stitch, you skip over the first stitch on your left needle, leaving it on the left needle. Then you work the next stitch as directed. Then you go back and work the stitch that you passed over. This twists the two stitches.

What you want to do in the s1, k1, psso decrease is what KT advises.

By the way, another option for the s1, k1, psso decrease is SSK. To do this you slip the first two stitches, one at a time, knitwise to the right needle. Then you insert the tip of the left needle into those stitches and knit them together. Except in certain lace patterns it has pretty much replaced s1, k1, psso.

Subject Written By Posted
  Pattern - every row clover04750 01/20/2009 03:00AM
  Re: Pattern - every row KT 01/20/2009 12:57PM
  Re: Pattern - every row clover04750 01/20/2009 01:44PM
  Re: Pattern - every row Alex 01/20/2009 02:17PM
  Re: Pattern - every row ponyknitter 01/21/2009 06:56PM

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