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Old 05-29-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
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Split Stitch
Hey guys. I just found this pattern and I am in love with it. I have found that I don't quite understand the split stitch mentioned. I've searched around and can't find any help videos, so I was wondering if someone could give me a hand. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:04 AM   #2
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You'll be working with 2 strands of yarn held together which will give you 2 loops for each stitch you make. Per the directions for Split Stitch in the pattern under Pattern Notes, you'll work one loop alone, then work the 2nd loop of the first stitch together with 1 loop from the 2nd stitch, and so on, working 1 loop from the last stitch and 1 from the next stitch. I think if you have the directions in front of you, cast on with 2 strands of yarn, and follow the instructions step by step it will make sense.

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This split stitch appears to be the designer's own invention (as far as I can tell). Anyway...

You need to hold TWO strands of yarn together (side-by-side) as you work. When you CO this way each stitch will have TWO loops (one from each strand). Then as you work the piece you will be working these loops in various ways, rather than working each stitch.

Ex. When knitting, the 1st stitch has TWO loops. You knit the first loop. Then you knit the second loop together with the next 1st loop (akin to a K2tog). Once at the end you have one 2nd loop and one full stitch remaining, which are all knitted together.

Ex. When purling, you purl the 1st loop of the 1st stitch. Then you purl the 2nd loop together with the 1st loop of the next stitch (akin to P2tog). Once at the end you have one 2nd loop and one whole stitch, which get purled together.

The directions are wordy but oce you get started it will be easier to see.
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