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Old 12-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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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!!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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Ohh ok, thank you! The sweater pattern can be found here http://www.pickles.no/baggy-wave-sweater/
Thanks again for the help!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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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.
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I tried youtube too and didn't find much either- just tried the stitch and it seems to be working!
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:07 AM   #6
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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:

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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.
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