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ludicrouslouisa
« on: April 29, 2010 04:38:59 AM »

Ok, so I'm knitting these http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTgardengate.html - i've never knitted toe up before, nor have I knitted fair isle in the round. But anyhow
I get to the heel, and I am confronted with
"Row 21 [WS]: P13, working wrap together with wrapped st, W&T.
Note: From this point, when working W&T, you will be adding a second wrap to a st which is already wrapped."

What does "working wrap together with wrapped st" - and adding a second wrap to a st which is already wrapped? My head is spinning! I know knitting instructions are rather like maths, and it sometimes takes several careful readings through before it dawns on you - but can you help me with this one?
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Tephra
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010 08:05:41 AM »

The Garden Gate socks have a basic short row heel with wrapped stitches. Here is a tutorial that explains it well.
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ludicrouslouisa
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010 04:49:42 AM »

Thank you very much for the tutorial, it's a lot easier to understand in photos. I am still halfway through however, and I cannot for the life of me fathom what "Knit the two togethern by wrapping the yarn, then bringing the new stitch through the old stitch and then the wrap." means. Does that mean I k/p2tog, the two being the wrap and the stitch? Or do I wrap BOTH the wrap and the stitch? Or...what?
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Tephra
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010 08:28:16 AM »

You're picking up the wrap so it won't show on the outside of the sock and knitting (or purling) it together with the stitch it was wrapped around.

On the knit side you put your needle through the wrap from bottom to top then into the stitch it wraps around knitwise, from that position you knit them together. Once you have knit them together you wrap the next stitch on the left needle as you did before so it has two wraps on it. When you come back to knit that stitch you will have two wraps to pick up so it will be like a k3tog.

On the purl side when you pick up a wrap you use your right needle to pick up the wrap on the knit side[i/] of your work (the back) and put it on the left needle so you can purl it together with the stitch it was wrapped around. Then you wrap the next stitch like you did before and turn. When you work a stitch with two wraps you lift both onto the left and purl them with the stitch they wrapped like a p3tog.
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