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« on: September 01, 2012 02:19:20 AM »

im learning to knit and i am working on my very first pair of socks and following the Patons  Next step four socks and slippers basic sock pattern for yarn weight super fine. The problem i have encountered is that im  starting on the heel of the sock  and the pattern is a bit confusing.  It says *SL1P.K1. Rep from * to last st. K1. This confuses me. does it mean that i slip a pearl stitch and then knit 1 and then slip another pearl stitch and then knit 1 intill the end of the row where i knit a extra stitch. Or does it mean slip one and then knit till the end of the row .

i really want to do this right because if i screw up i haven't learnt to pull out the stitches properly and then end up frogging the whole work. I don't want to do that the 5th time.\

Please Help

« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012 02:29:45 AM »

I think they mean to slip one stitch purl-wise, meaning when you go to slip the stitch, insert your needle as if you were going to purl. If you were to slip the stitch knit-wise, the stitch would twist when you knit the next row. It's not a huge structural issue, more an aesthetic one. Twisted stitches have their uses, just not in the pattern you're working with Cheesy If you run into a pattern that just says to slip a stitch, assume they mean purl-wise, to prevent twisted stitches.

Good luck with your socks!

« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012 03:43:48 AM »

thank you alexus that did help a bit but what i am confused about is where to continue the pattern . Am i slipping a stitch and then knitting 1 or am i slipping a stitch and then knitting all the way across.

i think  part of the problem was that i somehow equated slipping a stitch to dropping a stitch. silly late night brain. Anyway when you are slipping a stitch it is just being transferred to the other needle . so would it be essentially slip stitch to next needle . knit 1. slip a stitch to the next needle. knit 1. till the last stitch?

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012 07:19:02 AM »

"*SL1P.K1. Rep from * to last st. K1" Means you repeat whatever stitches are between the "**", in this case you'll keep doing SL1P, K1, until you come to the very last stitch. You knit that last stitch.

And slipping the stitch just means transferring it to the other needle without working it, you aren't dropping it. It will still be on your needles.
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012 03:26:03 PM »

thank you so much  Smiley it is alot clearer now

« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012 05:06:30 AM »

Sounds like you're turning the heel.  This is the bit that confused the heck out of me with my first sock.  It was about ten years ago and I couldn't find what it meant online.  I didn't realize that turning the heel literally meant turning the sock around like one does when knitting flat.

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