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« on: August 22, 2006 08:52:32 AM »

Okay this is my first time knitting from a chart...  It says to yarn over followed by this:

sl 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass two slipped sts over

followed by another yarn over...

I'm so confused by this... it must some sort of decrease because there are 4 yos in this row and it's supposed to only increase by 2 sts

If my description does not make sense here's the link
scroll down and click on staff projects: sweet somethings

my confusion is with row 7. Any help would be fantastic!
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2006 08:59:21 AM »

sl 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass two slipped sts over

Slip two stitches as if to knit two together; knit one; pass the two slipped stitches over the stitch just knit.

This is a centered double decrease.  It decreases the stitch count by two stitches and the middle stitch of the 3 worked sits on top, without leaning to either side.
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2006 09:19:43 AM »

so am I passing these two stitches over to the right needle knitwise, then kniting one and then pulling the 2 stitches over and off the one just knit? Huh this can't be right because it only decreases by one and it's supposed to decrease by two right?

it sounds so simple but I still don't get it!

also there's supposed to be a YO right before hand... I get how to do this before a knit or a purl but not with this!
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2006 09:30:20 AM »

You slip 2 at the same time, knitwise.  It's just like knitting two together, except that you don't pull a loop through them.  You leave them on the right hand needle tip and work the next stitch.  Then you pull the two which were slipped back over the newly worked stitch.  That decreases 2 stitches total.

Oh, and a yarn over is worked before this just as you would before any other knit stitch.  Just be careful when you go to pass the slipped stitches over the worked stitch because the yo can cross over the slipped stitches sometimes and look messy.  Just avoid it and it'll be fine.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2006 09:33:44 AM by djinnj » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2006 09:33:48 AM »

Hooray I get it! Thankyou so much djinnj! You've been a lifesaver  Grin
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