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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / sl2 k psso vs. sl2 knitwise k1 psso? on: November 14, 2010 09:39:38 PM
Before I start, I think I'm doing this correctly.  But if not, please let me know if I'm committing a forum gaffe! : ) I did go through the FAQ's about using this forum and didn't want to be a pain in the butt, so I really tried to find the answers on my own, but I think I really need another knitter to clarify! 

So, I'm not a new knitter.  But I've never done a lace pattern, and I rarely knit flat since I usually knit on dpn's making miniature toys and stuff.  I love tiny things ;}

But for Christmas I want to make my sister Grace Mcewen's 'Victorian Rose Scarf'. 
http://www.knitpicks.com/cfpatterns/pattern_display.cfm?ID=10225220

First of all, the pattern says, "The instructions are for the odd rows only--on the even rows knit or purl as they appear. The yarn overs will be purled". 

The first row is as follows:

R1: p1, k1, p1, yo, sl2 k psso, yo, p1, k1, p1, yo, sl2 k psso, yo, p1, k1, p1 (15st)

So obviously, the knits and yo's will be purled, and the purls will be knit.  But what about the sl2 k psso?

The thing that confuses me about this is that there are two versions of this stitch? (the second one, obviously, isn't used until later) In the abbreviations it says:

sl2 k pssoslip 2 stitches to right needle, knit next stitch on left needle, pass two slipped stitches over the last knitted stitch.

sl2 knitwise k1 pssoslip 2 stitches knit wise onto right needle, knit next stitch on left needle, pass two slipped stitches over the last knitted stitch.

So since the second one specifies knitwise, does that mean that the other one would be slipped purlwise?

And if so, does that change whether you knit or purl it on the next row?  Or since you knit 1 stitch in the middle of that bit, does that mean that regardless, you purl it on the other side?

At this point I'm thinking that the second row will look like this:

R1: p1, k1, p1, yo, sl2 k psso, yo, p1, k1, p1, yo, sl2 k psso, yo, p1, k1, p1 (15st)
R2: k1, p1, k1, p1,     p1,       p1, k1, p1, k1, p1,      p1,       p1, k1, p1, k1 (15st)


If that's right, then I'm pretty sure that I can figure out the rest of the pattern just fine. 

Sorry this was so long-winded!  And thank you guys so much for any help at all!! : )

-Jess
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted Hula Doll on: July 18, 2010 08:17:56 PM
Hey guys : )

I've been forum lurking ; ) for about 2 years now, but when I recently completed this doll, I just had to share it.  I hope I'm following correct posting etiquette, so if anything is off please let me know!

So my father's birthday was this week, and he is obsessed with Hawaii and tiki related things, so I decided I would make him a little hula girl to hang on his rear-view mirror.



I knit her without a pattern.  I used Knit Picks 'Palette' yarn and size 2.75mm DPNs.  I didn't have skin colored yarn, so I knit her body in cream, and then dyed her (stuffed and everything!) in tea!  She was knit in the round all the way down (one piece) and then I sewed a line down her to shape the legs.  The bellybutton was the same concept, just looped through and then knotted and hid in her lower back.



Her grass skirt, and Hawaiian flowers are simple single crochet stitches.  And then I embroidered her face on.  



I couldn't figure out how to get a nose on her so I left it out, but if anyone has a suggestion, it would be greatly appreciated!! Cheesy  She looked kinda like Voldemort before I put her hair on. ;P


Thanks so much for looking! C&C are welcome!

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