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Old 01-04-2014, 06:49 PM   #1
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K2tog, place marker, k10, place marker, ssk
Hi. I am fairly new to knitting and am totally stumped. I have a basic understanding of what I'm doing but my hangup comes in this part of the pattern.
I am knitting Moccasocks pattern. The pattern reads:Decrease row (RS)
Slip 1, k22, k2tog, place marker, k10, place marker, ssk, k23
Continue in stockinette stitch, repeat decrease row every other row 7 times.
It's my understanding that I slip 1, then k22, then k2tog then place a marker, then ssk, then k23. Where I get lost is: after my first decrease row I purl 1 row then next row should be decrease row repeat. What I don't know is because I am decreasing therefore losing stitches do I still knit over 22 stitches then k2tog, place marker, k10, place marker, ssk OR do I only knit to the marker from here on out. What has happened is that my k2tog all look great but where I did my ssk it just looks like bad stitches.
Thank you for any help. I am trying to add a pic but can't get it to upload.

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Old 01-04-2014, 06:55 PM   #2
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Knit until there are 2 stitches before the marker and then k2tog, keeping the center 10 stitches unchanged, working the other decrease after the marker.

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Old 01-04-2014, 06:59 PM   #3
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OK, you should
Slip 1, k22, k2tog, place marker, k10, place marker, ssk, k23
On the next decrease row, knit to 2sts before the marker, k2tog, slip the marker, k10, slip marker, ssk, knit to the end.
Use the markers to tell you where to decrease rather than a stitch count. This should keep the decreases along a line and both the k2tog and ssk should look good. Check the ssk video under Glossary to make sure you're doing it correctly if necessary.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:01 PM   #4
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Thank you Ingrid. I'll go check out the other left lean! Thanks again
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