View Full Version : Scarf pattern - basic questions

11-07-2011, 01:55 PM
I'm taking a look at this scarf pattern (http://www.knitpicks.com/cfpatterns/pattern_display.cfm?ID=50866220&media=RAV&utm_source=media&utm_medium=marketing&utm_campaign=RAV) here that I might attempt at some point in the near future (why? I'm a total newbie and I tend to bite off more than I can chew. Lol) and I have a couple questions.

1 and all odd rows: purl all
2: k3 (ssk, k5, yo) k1

I know that "ssk"=slip slip knit, but how exactly do you do that?

Also, I've read what a yarn-over is, but since I've never tried it, I'm not too familiar with how it's done. Is there a video someone can point me to? And does a yarn-over in this case count as a stitch?


11-07-2011, 02:08 PM
The YO counts as a stitch only after you make it, it doesn't use a stitch, it adds one and you just wrap the yarn around the needle like you do for a knit st. The ssk is a dec (which offsets the yo inc). Slip 2 sts knit wise from L to R needle, insert the L needle into the front of them and wrap the yarn around the R needle to knit them together. There's a video on the Decreases page and the YO is on the Increases page. Or you can find them and a lot of other terms with videos on the Glossary page.

Jan in CA
11-07-2011, 02:09 PM
SSK is a decrease and YO is an increase. There's a tab for videos at the top of the page. Take a look at those then come back to this thread if you need more help. :teehee:

11-08-2011, 03:23 PM
Beautiful scarf. I want to do it to. Maybe you should start a KAL for it.

11-08-2011, 03:31 PM
What's a KAL?

11-08-2011, 03:37 PM
What's a KAL?

KAL = Knit Along. Sorry, I should have spelled it out. Everyone works on the same project and shares the fun.


11-08-2011, 03:38 PM
A KnitALong, where people work on the same pattern at approximately the same time and help each other out.