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bmccammitt 12-19-2012 07:11 PM

Wave-stitch?
 
Hi! So I'm trying to knit my first sweater, and the patterns calls for a wave stitch and it says the following "k2tog, but don't slip the stitches off the needle, knit the first stitch and slip the stitches. k1" Does this mean I should k1, slip one, then k1? Or do I knit 2 together and then make a new stitch somehow? Any clarification would be very helpful! Thank you!!!

GrumpyGramma 12-19-2012 07:18 PM

Hi and welcome to Knitting Help. Do exactly as it says:

k2tog, but don't slip the stitches off the needle, leave both stitches on the left needle and knit the first stitch then you will slip the stitches. after that, k1.

By slip the stitches I am assuming it means to move them off the left needle.

A link to your pattern would be helpful.

bmccammitt 12-19-2012 07:38 PM

Ohh ok, thank you! The sweater pattern can be found here http://www.pickles.no/baggy-wave-sweater/
Thanks again for the help!

GrumpyGramma 12-19-2012 07:41 PM

That's a cute sweater. Did you get the wave stitch to work? I looked at youtube but didn't see anything exactly like what you're doing, though there were some similar things.

bmccammitt 12-19-2012 07:47 PM

I tried youtube too and didn't find much either- just tried the stitch and it seems to be working!

mojo11 12-21-2012 10:07 AM

I saw the same instruction in a hat pattern and couldn't make heads or tails of it either. It seems like the two stitches that are knit together would just hang out in space never to be seen (or knitted) again. But I hadn't tried it yet and figured it might make more sense if I could see it in yarn instead of words. In the case of the hat, they were calling it a "right twist" and it was supposed to make something that looked like a mini cable.

Aha! I found the link: http://www.strickmasche.de/caramel-cable-hat/

And the instructions read like this:

Quote:

Right Twist
For the small cable, only two stitches are crossed, like this:
K2tog, but do not slip the stitches from the left needel; insert right needle tip betwwen the two stitches just worked and knit the first stitch again, slip both stitches off the left needle.
In the pattern, Right Twist is abbreviated as “RT“.
The part I didn't get was "slip them to WHERE?" Normally I'd assume "slip" meant move them from the LH needle to the RH needle. But if you've knit the first stitch a second time, one of them is already ON the RH needle. So the logistics escape me. At least until I try it. Maybe that will make it clearer.

suzeeq 12-21-2012 10:46 AM

The 'slip both sts off needle' is an unnecessary instruction, you don't really slip them to the other needle or anywhere. It means to drop or let the stitch off the needle just like when you're done knitting a stitch because now you're done with both of them.

mojo11 12-21-2012 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suzeeq (Post 1363748)
The 'slip both sts off needle' is an unnecessary instruction, you don't really slip them to the other needle or anywhere. It means to drop or let the stitch off the needle just like when you're done knitting a stitch because now you're done with both of them.

So... it's sort of like a k2tog with an extra loop attached then?

I'm sure this will make more sense after I try it.

suzeeq 12-21-2012 11:03 AM

The twist stitch is k2tog, leave on needle (instead of slipping off like normal) then knit into the first stitch only. That makes the twist and you're done with those 2 sts.

I don't care for this method of doing a twist stitch, it's not as defined as if you knit into the second stitch first (from the front of your work) then into the first stitch. A RT may be a little easier to do the ktog/k, but the other way gets easier with practice. Try this both ways and see which you prefer.

mojo11 12-21-2012 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suzeeq (Post 1363754)
The twist stitch is k2tog, leave on needle (instead of slipping off like normal) then knit into the first stitch only. That makes the twist and you're done with those 2 sts.

I don't care for this method of doing a twist stitch, it's not as defined as if you knit into the second stitch first (from the front of your work) then into the first stitch. A RT may be a little easier to do the ktog/k, but the other way gets easier with practice. Try this both ways and see which you prefer.

I think I've seen the method you're describing, but I'm not sure. Is this that scary thing you do when you take both stitches off then put the rightmost one back on first? Seems like I've seen it done where you knit that stitch while the other one is still sitting out in space (live) before putting the (originally) leftmost stitch back on and knitting that one. Seems like I also saw it done where you take both stitches off and put them back on reversed from where they started and then knit them. Not sure if this is the same thing you're talking about, but it was a little unnerving to watch.

Actually, this is what I think I was thinking of:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/pl...a-cable-needle

May or may not be the same thing.


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