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Old 07-23-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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Slipping stitches question
I'm attempting to make http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...bump-dishcloth. I know how to slip stitches either knit wise or purl wise, but how do I do that on my first row? Every time I try, my working yarn and the tail yarn are crossing each other and its not making a stitch at all. I'm doing something wrong but no clue what. I'm using the long tail cast on. Thanks!!!
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
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Scroll down to sl1k in the glossary and watch the video. She's not doing it on the first row, but it would still be the same. The tail shouldn't be involved at all.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossary
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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Thanks, Jan. I'll check it out!
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:46 PM   #4
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Did you get it to work right? Sometimes the tail and working yarn seem to insist on getting tangled for me, don't know why, I just move it out of the way. This is a popular pattern, I just finished one today. Then I made a headband using the same stitch pattern. LOL I liked it even better in the round, less purling.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:54 PM   #5
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I'm still fighting with it. Lol I did it right, then had to frog the whole thing. I keep telling myself practice makes perfect. How did you convert it to the round? I've not yet tried anything in the round.
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Lessee, I cast on 72 sts, worked 2 rounds of p2, k1 (rounds 1 & 2) then knitted 2 rounds (rounds 3 & 4) then did it all again. I used a multiple of 3 and didn't add in the +1 because there is no edge to need an edge stitch. When you knit in the round you always are knitting from the RS so for stockinette you just knit away. The purl rows in this pattern turn into knit rows. It's easy once you know how. Until you've knitted in the round, this probably makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, don't worry, when you get there it will.
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