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Old 02-13-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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What does "slip 1 purlwise dropping the extra loop" mean?
Hi,

I'm making this baby blanket for a friend.

Forum won't let me add the link to the project because I just signed up! Sorry!

Relatively new to knitting but really wanted to give it a try. I know how to slip 1 purlwise" but am not sure what slip 1 purlwise and dropping the extra loop means.

I think it means instead of transferring the slip to the other needle, you drop it ?

Can anyone explain this? Thanks so much!
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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No. I don't think dropping a slipped st. is a good idea. We need to know more.

Can you type the row plus the before and after this directive? Would help a lot. Perhaps there's a yarn over on the previous row or something causing the 'extra loop'? Name the pattern if you can.
Is it a lacy type project? They must want some holes in it for a reason.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:40 PM   #3
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Yes--when you drop an 'extra' loop, you have to have created it on the previous row, so there's probably a yarn over, or even a double yarn over, on the row before this one. That's what gets dropped, not a real stitch.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:16 AM   #4
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Ok, I'm still a bit confused..
So here are the instructions. Can't post the URL - site wont let me.

STITCHES USED

Slip Stitch Pattern (multiple of 4 sts + 11):

Row 1 (RS): Using B, k1, p1, k5, *k1 winding yarn around needle twice, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p1, k1.

Row 2: K1, p1, k1, p4, *slip 1 purlwise dropping the extra loop, p3, rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k1, p1, k1.

Row 3: K1, p1, k5, *slip 1 purlwise, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p1, k1.

Row 4: K1, p1, k5, *yf, slip 1 purlwise, yb, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p1, k1.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:35 AM   #5
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The 'extra loop' referred to is the one from the row above it - k1 winding yarn around needle twice. When you get to that stitch let the extra loop slip off the needle and just slip the remaining loop/stitch. It makes an elongated stitch.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:29 AM   #6
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Thank you - that makes sense now. Here I go!
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:11 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
The 'extra loop' referred to is the one from the row above it - k1 winding yarn around needle twice. When you get to that stitch let the extra loop slip off the needle and just slip the remaining loop/stitch. It makes an elongated stitch.
Agree 100%
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