05-26-2009, 06:30 PM
I've been a knitter for some time but this pattern has got me confused on my first row. It's a baby sweater. The instructions are cast on 147 1st row (rs) K1, yon, *K5, slip the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sts over the 1st st, yon, rep from * to last st, K1. After this you'll have 61 sts on your needle. What do they mean by slipping the sts over the 1st st. Can someone please help. Thanks.
05-26-2009, 06:39 PM
You're passing the stitches over the first stitch as you do when you bind off or a psso decrease. It's for a scalloped edge, right?
Once you knit the stitches, you'll have 1 2 3 4 5 on your right tip.
Pass stitches 2 3 4 5 up and over stitch 1 and off the needle.
05-27-2009, 10:12 AM
Thanks Ingrid for your instruction and quick response. It makes sense to me now and worked beautifully. Yes it's a scalloped edge. I've never done one before. Always learning!