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Old 09-15-2013, 05:22 AM   #1
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HELP! yfw, slip, ybk, slip, turn...?!
Hi there,

I am pretty new to this and only know the basics I am knitting Paton's "Quick & Easy Baby Knits" page 21 Baby Pants in 4ply. Which is all garter st apart from ribbing on the cuffs and waist band.

I have just come up to "Back Shape" and am little confused as to what to do.

Here's what it says;

SHAPE BACK - Note - When turning, bring yarn to front of work, slip next st onto right hand needle, ybk, slip st back onto left needle, then turn and proceed as instructed - this avoids holes in work.

1st - row k33 turn.
2nd and alt rows - knit to end.
3rd row - k27, turn.
5th row - k21, turn.
7th row - k15, turn.
9th row - K9, turn.
10th row- knit.


So I have a few questions;

1. What does that "Note" achieve?

2. When I bring "yarn to front of work, slip next st onto right hand needle" to I slip the stitch across like I was going to knit it but don't?

3. When I turn for the second time after doing the slipping etc, do I knit to the end and is that still row1?

Sorry if these are silly questions. Thanks in advance for your help
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:23 AM   #2
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Not a silly question at all. You're doing short rows and the Note is describing how that is done. The purpose is to put extra rows in an area or your knitting in order to give shape to it. This ,video http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/short-rows will show you the process.
When you slip the stitch from left needle to right and when you slip back again, slip as if to purl. Just put the needles tip to tip and move the stich from one needle to the other. Don't work the stitch.
When you turn, you're on the next row. So after the short row on row 1, turn and work row 2 to the end. The same goes for all the even rows, after the short row turn on the odd rows, work to the end on the even number rows.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:49 AM   #3
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Thank you SOO much for the quick reply! That makes so much more sense now. Really really appreciate you your help.

You guys are just amazing with your knowledge of everything :-)
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