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Old 02-19-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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Slip as if to purl, then knit last stitch?
I have been starting rows by slipping as if to purl, and knitting all the way to the very last stitch of the row. Then I slip as if to purl again, and knit the last stitch again. I am supposed to get a "braided" edge but it only happens on the very beginning and at the opposite side where I bind off. The other two sides are not braided... am I doing anything wrong? Here is a video that explains what I am trying to do... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzDZ...eature=related Any help is greatly appreciated! I am trying to knit a Harry Potter scarf for a friend!
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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She isn't slipping the next to last one, just knitting it, though she might be knitting the last stitch through the back leg. It makes a difference if you slip with the yarn in back or front though you could try with the yarn in back.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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Do you mean you're slipping the 1st and last sts?

I have been starting rows by slipping as if to purl, and knitting all the way to the very last stitch of the row. Then I slip as if to purl again, and knit the last stitch again.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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No, I am slipping the first stitch as if to purl, and knitting all the way ,even the last stitch.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:07 PM   #5
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I am supposed to get a "braided" edge but it only happens on the very beginning and at the opposite side where I bind off. The other two sides are not braided... am I doing anything wrong?
Slipping stitches the way she is doing it will only affect the two sides that build up as you knit away from your cast on. When you are holding your project while knitting, these are your left and right sides. In a response to a question about how she got that look on all sides, she says she uses a crochet cast on and a knit bind off. Look in her video list for those tutorials.
Do you have a link for that Harry Potter scarf? I love Harry Potter!

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:12 PM   #6
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No, I am slipping the first stitch as if to purl, and knitting all the way ,even the last stitch.
Yes, that's the way to do the braided edge. Are you bringing the yarn to the front before you slip the first st purlwise? Then the yarn goes to the back to continue the knit row.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:13 PM   #7
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Yep Rie! Here are two; the first is an accurate version (the one I needed help on) and the second is a much more quick version: https://sites.google.com/site/dovile...creen-accurate , http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/fe...tting/poascarf ! :D
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Yep Rie! Here are two; the first is an accurate version (the one I needed help on) and the second is a much more quick version: https://sites.google.com/site/dovile...creen-accurate , http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/fe...tting/poascarf ! :D
Wow! Both are awesome, but that first one is spot on! I love Slytherin scarves!
I'd like to read an interview with the costumers for the Harry Potter movies. I bet they are so knowledgeable.
I recently read a great interview with Nic Ede, who was the costume designer for the movies Nanny McPhee and Wilde. He said there are just a few "specialists" in London who knit for the industry. I would love to be one of them!
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH salmonmac!!!! THIS MEANS A LOT TO ME... WOOHOO! Now I can make scarves from the entire houses from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Cheers!
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The braided edge notwithstanding, when I knit one of these scarves, I knit it as a tube. It made a double thickness and I didn't have the dread problem of stockinette curl. Enjoy knitting scarves for all the houses!
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