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mdkb901 09-06-2010 05:11 PM

Baby Booties
i found a new pattern for baby booties when a pattern says k17 Sl1 k2tog , psso turn what does that mean please help

mdkb901 09-06-2010 05:38 PM

please help

Jan in CA 09-06-2010 06:12 PM


k17 Sl1 k2tog , psso
You're doing some shaping here. Knit 17 stitches, slip the next stitch from the left needle to the right needle without working it, knit the next two stitches together (decrease) and then take that slipped stitch and pull it over the k2tog and drop it off the needle. The whole thing is a double decrease.

mdkb901 09-06-2010 06:15 PM

ok so do i keep doing sl1 k2tog and psso to the end yes or no please help

hyperactive 09-07-2010 03:40 AM

from the line of your pattern that can not be told. It says there to knit 17 stitches, then do the double decrease.

what does your pattern continue like? I would not think that it keeps doing more of these decreases in a row.

The decrease lets you get rid of 2 stitches in the same spot, so the shaping would be very drastic if you kept going with it.

How many stitches do you have to beginn with? Knit 17, slip one, k2tog (psso) to me sounds like: 17 + 1 slipped, plus 2 that get knit together.... that was 20 stitches before.

Jan in CA 09-07-2010 11:12 AM

For us to really help you better we need more info. Please tell us the pattern name and give a link if possible when asking questions.

mdkb901 09-07-2010 12:48 PM

here is the pattern Use: Baby yarn or 3-ply sport yarn and #2, #3, #4, or #5 needles

* Cast on 31 stitches.
* Row 1, row 3, and row 5: P across.
* Row 2 and row 4: K across.
* Row 6: K17, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, turn.
* Row 7: Sl1, P3, P3tog, turn.
* Row 8: Sl1, K3, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, turn.
* Row 9: Sl1, P3, P3tog, turn.
* Row 10: Sl 1, K3, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, turn.
* Row 11: Sl1, P3, P3tog, turn.
* Row 12: Sl1, K 11.
* Row 13 and row 15: P across.
* Row 14: K across.
* Alternate K and P for ten more rows.
* Cast off and sew seam.

hyperactive 09-07-2010 12:58 PM

more information, that's good.

your pattern wants you to do short rows.

there are videos explaining that really well, like this:

(on this page I only find short row with wrap, which is not what your pattern calls for).

so, basically, it wants you to work to that point, just turn your work around and work back to where you came from, mid row.
you do this as indicated in the pattern.
what happens is that you make one section of your knitting higher than the other. that can be one side, or the middle, or anything... you know?

your knitting takes shape by that and does not remain rectangular.

mdkb901 09-07-2010 01:01 PM

thank you

mdkb901 09-08-2010 01:16 PM

do this look right

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