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02-21-2009, 09:07 AM
Hey all,
Could someone check this pattern translation for me?

Jan in CA
02-21-2009, 11:22 AM
You can't post entire patterns..it's considered copyright infringement even on free patterns so I removed it. Links are fine.

What is your question about the pattern.. ?

02-21-2009, 01:19 PM
Hey All,
Jan -When you deleted the pattern you deleted my question. it was checking my pattern translation against the actual pattern, as I could not figure out what the stitch count would be. I shall repost it below. It has some strange methods of stitches I dont understand too.

Glossary <the glossary has strange versions of stitches>:
•PSSO-pass slipped stitch over, knit into the back of it BEFORE dropping stitch, knit into back of it.
•P2tog-purl 2 together, do not slip stitches of the needle, purl first stitch again, slip both stitches off needle

30 casted on.

Row 1: Knit1, [slip 1, Knit 1, PSSO]x?9 Knit1 =1+[2]x?9+1
TOTAL:20 <this seems wrong, probably in the bracketted bit>

Row 2: P2tog
30 <using cast on stitch count>
20 <if using row 1 total>


Jan in CA
02-21-2009, 04:18 PM
Oops..sorry about that. I didn't actually see the question. I know there have been questions about this technique before, but I haven't done it myself. :think: I searched the forum and found some answers for you.

Here's a video showing how to do it.

and a few of the posts..

02-22-2009, 10:04 AM
Hey all,
I'm still a tad confused with the pattern. I watched the video. I cant quite see what she is doing due to my shoddy graphics card. It seems she is slip 1 knit 1 then passing the slipped stitch over, then knitting through it. But how do you knit through a slipped stitch?

*wishes there was a smilie that was running around screaming!!!*


02-22-2009, 10:16 AM
Hey all,
I think the penny has just dropped. I found a clearer video that works better with my graphics card. Anyway... I think the penny has dropped! At least on the knit row!

02-22-2009, 02:04 PM
An easier way of understanding that row 1 is - slip 1, k1, YO, psso. The yo/psso is the same as knitting into the slipped stitch and a better way of putting it.

02-23-2009, 04:26 AM
Hey all,
Suzeeq -I'm still at the translating psso stage! Hehe! I cant work from patterns in 'knittish', I have to translate them to english before I can work on them. Hehe. Thankyou for your explanation though.

02-23-2009, 11:38 AM
Psso is pass slipped stitch over (the next stitch that you knit). It's like passing the 1st stitch over the next one when you bind off.