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Old 01-26-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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Slip 1 purlwise, k to end, what does this mean
Hello there!
This is my first post so i would like to take the opportunity to say hello to everyone, i am a complete beginner, i have just finished my first project which was a headband in garter stitch for my girlfriend.

I know the knit stitch and the purl stitch and i have found this pattern for a lovely looking cowl that i think both of us would like. What i dont want to do is start following this instruction the way i think i should if its not actually the correct way.

The pattern is just repeating this row until it reaches the desired length
Slip 1 purlwise, k to end

Am i right in thinking that i need to slip the first stitch purl wise and then knit the rest of the stitches in that row with a knit stitch, and then do that for every row?

For reference here is the pattern

COWL
Cast on 58 sts.
Row 1: Slip 1 purlwise, k to end.
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 26 from beginning. Bind off
FINISHING
Sew bound off edge to cast on edge

Thanks for any help and also sorry if i have put this in the wrong place.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome.

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Am i right in thinking that i need to slip the first stitch purl wise and then knit the rest of the stitches in that row with a knit stitch, and then do that for every row?
You're right. That's exactly what you do.
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Wow thanks for the VERY speedy reply!

Just one more question, and thats why slip the stitch and then continue to knit, i mean what is the result of doing that?

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Old 01-26-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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Supposedly, slipping the first stitch will make a nice chained edge. I get a looser messier edge when I slip the first one and also don't think it's necessary on garter stitch (knit every row). You don't have to do it, just knit the stitch instead.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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I do get a nice chained edge when I slip.

Like Sue says though you don't have to. I wonder if that's because I generally use smaller needles and she uses larger...

Whatever you choose though be consistent and it'll look nice.
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My looser gauge probably has a lot to do with it. But I'm not so sure the chained edge really looks that great with garter stitch, definitely looks good with stockinette or ribbing though.
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sl1 purlwise
When the instructions show sl1 purlwise, should the yarn be in front?
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Originally Posted by lilbj View Post
When the instructions show sl1 purlwise, should the yarn be in front?
Always slip a stitch purlwise unless pattern states otherwise. So yes yarn should be in front.
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