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spleeney 11-21-2010 02:14 AM

N00b question re slipping stitches
I've only been learning how to knit for a short time and today I started introducing slipped stitches into my very small repertoire. I checked out YouTube tutorials and now know how to slip a stitch but I can't figure out what happens next in my pattern.

The project is a pretty basic knit belt with slipped stitch edging. Pattern is as follows:

1. Cast on 9 sts.
2. Knit first 6 sts, bring yarn forward, then slip last 3 sts as if to purl.
3. Repeat row 2 until desired length, then bind off.

For something that seems so easy, I am so confused. After I knit the first 6 stitches and slip the last 3, the working yarn is 3 stitches down the right needle. Then, if I knit the next row as instructed anyway, I'm left with something that just has to be wrong.

I think I'm missing something. Any advice would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

Ingrid 11-21-2010 10:25 AM

Knit the next row with the yarn where it was left after you slipped the stitches. It will kind of roll the edge.

Sometimes if an instruction is confusing, I just do it and see what happens. Usually I find that I'm over-thinking the situation.

suzeeq 11-21-2010 10:26 AM

That's right, you're making an I cord edge and knitting the 3 sts you slipped will roll them up into a small tube. It works, just try it.

spleeney 11-21-2010 12:59 PM

Thanks to you both!

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