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Forums > Tips and Sharing: New Crocheters' & Knitters
Re: What does Sl1 ST as to K PSSO mean?
Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: April 13, 2007 11:55PM

The two are not the same.

To slip a stitch knitwise means to insert the right tip into the stitch on the left needle as if you were going to knit, but move it to the right needle without knitting/purling it.

To pass a stitch over means to insert the tip of the left needle into the 2nd stitch on the right needle (that is, the second stitch nearest the tip), lift it over the first stitch and off the tip - this is a decrease where the loop of the stitch you pass hangs around the 1st stitch so it isn't dropped. (There are fancy stitches where the stitch you pass is not the 2nd, but let's not get into that right now.)

If this would help you visualize it: When you bind off, you knit 2 stitches, then pass the 2nd stitch over the 1st; then knit another stitch, pass the 2nd stitch over the 1st; and repeat across the row.

In the case you are talking about, I have usually seen it as "slip 1 knitwise, KNIT 1, psso" so you would pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch. (You would need at least 1 stitch on the right needle after the slipped stitch, to have something to pass over - hence my emphasis on the "KNIT 1".)

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  What does Sl1 ST as to K PSSO mean? cpace 04/13/2007 06:59PM
  Re: What does Sl1 ST as to K PSSO mean? craftsman 04/13/2007 11:55PM

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