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Old 09-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Calorimetry question
I'm new to knitting and have a question regarding the sl stitch in this pattern:

Since the pattern is done in 2x2 ribbing, is it necessary to bring the yarn forward to do the sl after turning the work when the yarn is already in back from having knit the last 2 stitches? I've been leaving the yarn in the back (yarn in back after turning), sl and continued to purl over the knit stitch to continue with the ribbing.

Hope this isn't too silly
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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Unless otherwise stated in the pattern you usually slip the stitch purl wise with yarn in the back. That means to slip it needle tip to needle tip with the yarn in back as if to knit.

It doesn't say on this pattern so it probably doesn't make a difference as long as you're consistent. As long as it looks good and you're happy with it keep doing what you are.

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Thanks so much for the welcome and for posting back.

I might have misunderstood what I'm supposed to do with sl. There was no indication in the pattern to do slp for the purl stitches in the ribbing - only sl. Basically I slipped every stitch (either knit or purl) by sliding from the left of the stitch to the right, but leaving the yarn where it falls naturally and not moving it forward, then back again to purl. Does this make sense?

If I understood your post, I should be doing an slp for the purl stitches. I'm into the pattern about 6 repeating rows after row 5 - I'm thinking I should probably start over again.

I appreciate the help and not too worried about starting over if I must.
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The pattern is worked using short rows to create the shaping. They are using slipped stitches (sl) instead of wrapped stitches. When you slip the stitch will vary depending on where you are in the row. It'll be a little confusing so keep track with a pencil and paper or on your pattern.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:03 PM   #5
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oops! did not mean "every" stitch, Jan so sorry for the miscommunication. I meant every one that needed to be slipped but -- was slipping the same way consistently for either a knit or purl stitch.
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No problem.

Since the pattern doesn't say (that I could see) I'm not sure it matters how you slip the stitch. In looking on Ravelry it seems some slipped knitwise and some purlwise. Whichever you think looks best is probably fine as long as you're consistent.

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Old 09-02-2013, 05:53 PM   #7
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Hey everyone! Just wanted to touch base with you on my FO.

The fit was perfect with co 88, 92 would have been just fine as well. The yarn I used was the recommended 127 Print by Filatura di Crosa. It's discontinued but I was able to get my hands on a couple of skeins online. I might make another one very soon using Noro Kureyon, I think that yarn is recommended as well and these look nicer in color (I started mine with neutrals).

You're a great bunch! Thanks again

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I'm glad you got it done. If you'd like to post a photo, I'd love to see your FO.
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Here ya go! Still needs a nice button, will block it tonight (I actually love blocking )
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Cool! I love it! It looks like it's smiling!

Thanks for all the good advice about smaller needles and casting on fewer stitches. I have some sport weight Felici that I might use for one of these.

I picked up on the 4 st repeat and knew it would have an effect on the short row turning but didn't think to mention it. I'm sorry. I am glad you figured it out.
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