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« on: September 29, 2004 09:43:08 AM »

Hey everyone.  Working on a new pattern (the cool leaf poncho in the new magknits)that has a few stitches that I haven't done yet.  I've done some searching already, but didn't quite find the answers to the questions that I have -- so I'm sorry if I'm repeating anything.

First of all, I think I have a knit and purl increase down, but does anyone know of a short video online that shows specifically how to do it?  I've seen a ton of pictures, but I kinda need to see how people actually do it to make sure I have it completely.

P2SSO -- I know PSSO means I pass the previously slipped stitch that is now on the right hand needle over the last stitch knitted or purled and let it drop off the needle.  But what does P2SSO mean?  Does it simply mean I pick up the last 2 stitches I knitting and drop them?

SSK vs. SL 2 Knitwise.  I get SSK.  But does SL 2 Knitwise mean I slip the two stitches from left needle to right needle, but do not knit them?  Just keep going on in my pattern?

Thanks so much for your help!!

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2004 11:33:39 AM »

There are videos of both knit and purl increases here as well as pictures of the knit version.  This increase is also sometimes called the 'bar increase' so you can search for that if you want more pictures.

Now for P2SSO and SL2 Knitwise: As far as I can see, these 2 things only appear together.  (on lines 12 & 24)  Taken together, this is a double decrease.  You're decreasing 2 stitches at once.
(don't compare it to ssk, compare it to skp - slip, knit, psso- it's just the same, except you're slipping and passing 2 stitches at the same time)
so you slip 2 stitches knit wise, then you knit one stitch, then you Pass those 2 Slipped Stitches Over (p2sso) the one knit stitch.  (you've gone from 3 sts down to 1)
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2004 12:27:21 PM »

Thank you Melidomi!!  Makes perfect sense now.

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