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koolbreeze 04-09-2005 05:10 PM

Slip stiches
if i slip a stitch doesn't that take away from how many stitches i have in my round? :??

knitqueen 04-09-2005 05:28 PM

Nope, only if it asks you to pass slipped stitch over.

koolbreeze 04-09-2005 06:37 PM

oh crap what does that mean???? cause i think that is what i've been doing!!! how do you just slip a stitch? :wall:

Julie 04-09-2005 06:40 PM

Just move it from your left needle to your right! :D

koolbreeze 04-09-2005 06:43 PM

O well that is simple enough!!! Thanks a bunch!!! :lol:

knitqueen 04-09-2005 09:27 PM

Also, if it's in a knit row you want to slip the stitch knitwise and if it's in a purl row you slip the stitch purlwise. Make sense?

koolbreeze 04-09-2005 09:47 PM

:shifty: huh no

yellowness 04-09-2005 10:11 PM

Generally, to keep the stitch from twisting on your needles, you need to slip the stitch purl-wise; as in, insert the RH needle as if to purl, but just transfer over to the right needle without looping the yarn and pulling through.

As for knit or purl - take into account what your next stitch will be. If you are going to knit the next stitch, your yarn will need to be pulled to the back when you slip. If you are going to purl the next, your yarn will need to be pulled forward. This is to make sure your feed yarn ends up in the right place to make your next stitch.

There are times when you need to slip a stitch knit-wise, but it will result in a twisted stitch. Try it; when you slip purl wise, the loop arcs from back to front, left to right; the right side of the loop is on the front of your needle. When you slip knit wise, the right side of the loop is on the back of the needle.

Let me know if this doesn't make any sense...

koolbreeze 04-09-2005 11:48 PM

:thumbsup: gotcha. i kindof figured it out when knitqueen mentioned it. i went back and looked at what i was doing! thanks for all your help!

Glenda 04-14-2005 01:16 PM

ok, now will someone answer this question, pls.
If the directions say to p1, sl2 wyib, p2, do I slip purlwise or knitwise? Same for the next row that says to k2, sl2 wyif, k2. Do I slip purlwise or knitwise? "wyif" and "wyib" is confusing me. Thanks so much. Glenda :XX:

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