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Old 04-16-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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Im working on making mittens and I need help. On row 2 it says to Purl across slipping markers, what does that mean? do I do the whole row in the purl stitch and just move the markers to the next needle?
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:43 PM   #2
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Right, slip markers means to move them from the L to the R needle, you do this as you purl all the sts.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:10 PM   #3
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Thanks! have you done the mitten because i have another question lol. Under Thumb gusset it says Row 1: K(14-16-18)(20-22-24), i know K means knit but what kinda of stitch do i knit with?
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:25 PM   #4
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There's only 2 sts, a knit or a purl, and they're just doing the same stitch from a different side. The back of a knit is a purl and the back of a purl is a knit. So you just knit however many sts for your size.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:27 PM   #5
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When it says knit in this kind of context it means to use the basic knit stitch. The two basic stitches in knitting are the knit and the purl, and you should knit instead of purl.
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Oh yes. Inside a pattern it knit is used as a stitch not a verb. When a pattern is just referring to knit as an action, it uses the word 'work' instead, realizing that you may be using either knit or purl sts.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:03 AM   #7
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i feel as if i may be doing an extremely similar pattern, if not the same one, and i am also having some difficulties.

my main question is:

while working in the round, knitting every stitch creates a stockinette pattern, right? so why would i want to purl round 2?

also, i still do not understand the whole "Purl across slipping markers"

help??
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