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Scully153
« on: August 26, 2005 08:15:12 AM »

Hey everyone!
I'm currently knitting the "Dress with eyelets" from Debbie Bliss "Baby Knits for beginners".

I already made half the back, but I am stuck on this row:

I have 89 sts.
The next row reads: dec row K1, [k2tog, yf, skpo] 22 times. 67 sts.

From this I gather that I'm supposed to K1, then do the k2tog, yf, skpo sequence 22 more times, and the end result is that I'll have 67 sts on the needle.

But this doesn't make sense - it takes 5 stitches to do this sequence (2 for the k2tog, 1 for the yf and 2 for the skpo). 5x22 = 110, and I only have 89 sts!

It would make perfect sense if the sequence only required 4 sts. So I'm assuming I'm doing something wrong.

Does anyone have any idea what?

Thanks much!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2005 12:55:21 PM »

Perhaps "yf" just means "put the yarn in front," and then you do the skpo with the yarn in front. So it'd be sort of like a yarn over.
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Scully153
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2005 02:16:57 PM »

Thanks fozziebear..
I thought about this option too, but in the book, they explain and show how to do the yf (which is exactly the same as yo).. I was hoping that there weren't 2 different meaning of the term yf in the same book.

Besides, if I just passed the yarn to the front, then did the skpo, I would have to pass the slipped stitch over 2 new stitches - and that wouldn't make sense. Or would it?

Has anyone ever knit this dress and can clarify?
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2005 03:38:41 PM »

I haven't worked this pattern, but I've done others where YF just means "put your yarn in front"  It doesn't mean "put your yarn in front then knit the next stitch."  I would try the row like this and if the skpo is still working out (which it should) I think you're on the right track!   
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2005 07:15:35 PM »

It does only take 4 stitches to work the sequence, because you're creating the yf stitch between stitches, from nothing.

The k2tog and yf cancel each other out, so you're basically decreasing 22 stitches via the skpos. 89-22=67
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Scully153
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2005 05:25:52 AM »

because you're creating the yf stitch between stitches, from nothing.

I'm a beginner in the knitting business, so sorry for being a bit slow..  Tongue
How is the YF stitch created form nothing? as far as I know, it's created by passing the yarn forward, then putting your needle in the next stitch, passing the yarn back around the needle and knitting it - so 2 stitches are formed from one. But I would still need this one stitch to make the yf..

man, this is frustrating!
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2005 05:32:09 AM »

Wait! I get it!!!

Thanks for all the help everyone  Grin
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