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Riki
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2007 12:03:46 AM »

I'm IN! Looks fascinating - and I am making several yellow scarves in a project to present to the King of Thailand - in honor of His Majesty's 80th birthday (yellow is the color for Monday and His Majesty was born on Monday - so yellow is His Majesty's color) - and they will later be distributed up in the north where it does get pretty cold this time of year! And I'm ready to start my third one (they must be 10" wide and 60" long!) today ... just in time for this KAL! Yay!

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soozeq
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2007 07:53:46 AM »

Yes, larger needles are definitely better. I'm using this pattern for a baby carrier blanket with very thin yarn, sportweight maybe, and it's doing very well on size 11s, makes it nice and soft.

he first row is easier to do like this - K1, *sl 1, knit 1, yo, psso, then repeat from * all the way across, then end with a k1. It's the same thing as written, just easier to `get'. The back may look a little loopy, but you can pull lengthwise and that should take care of it.
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Riki
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2007 04:41:19 PM »

I cast on and started this yesterday - thanks so much for the Mason-Dixon link - immensely helpful! However, I wasn't real sure which stitch I was to purl through - and the tute said it didn't matter - but when I purled through the second stitch from the tip - well, you can see the difference:


So - I don't know if this is easier to understand, but this is how I think of it:
Row 1: K1, *Sl 1 purlwise (or knitwise, up to you), K1, yo, then pass the slipped stitch over both the knit stitch and the yo*, ending with K1.
Row 2: P 2tog and without slipping stitches off of needle, p through st closest to needle tip, slip both stitches off needle. (I found if you p through the second stitch you DO get big loops on the back and it looks rather hole-y.)

I am using yarn that is probably sport weight? A local acrylic anyway, and size 9 needles. I'm loving how it looks! I've been wanting to try this stitch for a long time and was so happy to see a KAL for it!

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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2007 06:33:18 PM »

Looking Good Riki! Wink
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2007 06:35:56 PM »

Can someone help me out?
i'm a bit confused with the instructions...
 
Hey, snappity-snap! How are you comming along? Smiley
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Riki
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2007 07:06:02 PM »

So ... sparrow ... where's your pic? I wannna see yours!

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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2007 07:55:59 PM »

Can someone help me out?
i'm a bit confused with the instructions...
 
Hey, snappity-snap! How are you comming along? Smiley



well, as i said, im a bit confused. so ive done about 7 rows, give or take and it looks like my stitches are all loose. i might frog it and start over. i just dont see how you can kn 1, sl 1, kn 1 and still end with a knit 1. 3 divides into 30 evenly  Undecided

you get me?
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soozeq
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2007 09:33:51 PM »

K1, *sl 1, k1, yo, pass the slip stitch over then repeat from * and end with k1; it's not a 3 st pattern, but divisible by 2. Any even number of sts will do - 24, 36 44, it just has to be an even number.

riki:
Your rewrite for R1 "Row 1: K1, Sl 1 purlwise, psso - knitting, or throwing the yarn over the needle again" is missing the 2nd knit. The first k1 isn't part of the pattern repeat, it starts with the slip st and you should slip it knitwise because it's going to be passed over the 2nd knit 1.
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Riki
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2007 10:38:28 PM »

soozeq - I was trying to simplify things but guess I made it murkier! Thanks for the correction.

as for the slipping - I tried slipping as to knit and it didn't look as nice - and the Mason Dixon thing said slip as to purl, so I tried that and it looked better, at least to me.

I also noted that if, in the 2nd row, I purled through the 2nd stich from the needle instead of the first, I got a far loopier pattern and I wonder if this is what is happening for snappity-snap?

It is a really neat pattern and once you get used to the stitch, works up quite quickly. And since it is a multiple of 2, so easy to adjust for desired width.
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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2007 08:26:43 AM »

On slipping sts: when you're doing them at the beginning of a row, or slipping and not working them, yes, slip purlwise. But when they're part of a decrease - ssk/skp - which this pattern is, you slip them knitwise. Slipping pwise and passing it over the k1,yo twists it. Maybe you like the look of them better....
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