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« on: April 30, 2008 08:30:58 PM »

So, I'm trying to do this pattern:

http://www.canadianliving.com/crafts/knitting/knit_a_ballband_dishcloth.php

and I'm having a hard time with these 2 rows:

Row 4: K4, yarn forward (yf), slip 1 purlwise, yarn back (yb), *k5, yf, slip 1 purlwise, yb; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 5: P4, yb, slip 1 purlwise, yf, *p5, yb, slip 1 purlwise, yf; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.


I must be missing something really obvious, but how in the crap do you do a "yf" and a "yb"?  I looked on knittinghelp.com and all it says is "yarn forward" and "yarn back", which obviously I could surmise myself.  So, when I do the yf and then slip 1 purlwise, then yb, what exactly am I doing?  Do I bring the yarn forward and go behind it to slip my stitch?  Or bring it forward and then go in front of it to slip my stitch?  Maybe I'm thinking too hard or something.  Any help?
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008 09:00:43 PM »

When you move the yarn to the front, then slip and bring the yarn to the back for the next stitch, it makes a little bar across the stitch you slipped as part of the design. Just move the yarn to the front, and let it lie there, slip the st, and bring it back. Just do what it says instead of thinking and it'll work out alright...   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008 03:55:46 AM »

See, but if I do this "bring the yarn forward and go behind it to slip my stitch", it makes an extra little bit of yarn next to my stitch.  Almost like a yarn over.  So, there's 2 bits where there would have only been one stitch. 

Whereas, if I do this "bring it forward and then go in front of it to slip my stitch", I don't get the extra bit. 


The extra bit begs the question...what do I do with it when I get to the next row?  Do I knit it with the stitch?  Ignore it?  Knit it instead of the stitch?  Maybe I should take pictures of what I'm doing, I don't know.  All I know is, it canNOT be as difficult as I'm making it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008 05:50:01 AM »

Don't bring the yarn OVER the needle - it's not a yarn-over. You're just moving the yarn from the back of the needle to front.

Think of this -
1 -when you knit a stitch the yarn is in the back. when you purl a stitch, the yarn is in the front. (ok?)
2- when you're doing a knit stitch then a purl stitch, you have to move the yarn from the back to the front (ok?).
3- Then when finish the purl stitch and have to knit a stitch, you have to move yarn from the front to the back (ok?)   

The YF is the same 'move the yarn from the back to the front' movement as 2.
The YB is the same 'move the yarn from the front to the back' movement as 3.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008 07:10:25 AM »

Little sister, you are making this way more complicated than it should be. You do the yf (as if to purl) and slip the stitch pwise when you're working on the wrong side. On the right side, you do the yb (as if to knit) and slip the stitch pwise. The point is to have one long slipped stitch without interruption separating the rectangles of variegated. See how long the orange stitch is on mine.

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008 07:16:18 AM »

Ok, I guess I'm gonna try again later today.  I already started a different pattern because that one was pissing me off.

P.S.  Tell that dude in your avatar that his tribal is lame. Heehee.


Thanks for your help you guys! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2008 08:01:59 AM »

You're going to kick yourself once you realize how easy the pattern is to follow.  Heed the advice of soozeq and don't think, just do.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2008 09:00:20 AM »

I think I finally figured it out!  Check this pattern out:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=179540.msg1871014#msg1871014

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=179540.msg1879876#msg1879876


It's the one I started this morning and I think the yf is the same concept as the yf in the above pattern, and I'm doing ok with that.  I think I'm just too analytical sometimes.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008 09:45:10 AM »

Yes, exactly. The yarn in front of the stitch makes the little bar across the stitch that you slipped.
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