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Old 11-07-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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Scarf pattern - basic questions
I'm taking a look at this scarf pattern here that I might attempt at some point in the near future (why? I'm a total newbie and I tend to bite off more than I can chew. Lol) and I have a couple questions.

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1 and all odd rows: purl all
2: k3 (ssk, k5, yo) k1

I know that "ssk"=slip slip knit, but how exactly do you do that?

Also, I've read what a yarn-over is, but since I've never tried it, I'm not too familiar with how it's done. Is there a video someone can point me to? And does a yarn-over in this case count as a stitch?

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Old 11-07-2011, 02:08 PM   #2
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The YO counts as a stitch only after you make it, it doesn't use a stitch, it adds one and you just wrap the yarn around the needle like you do for a knit st. The ssk is a dec (which offsets the yo inc). Slip 2 sts knit wise from L to R needle, insert the L needle into the front of them and wrap the yarn around the R needle to knit them together. There's a video on the Decreases page and the YO is on the Increases page. Or you can find them and a lot of other terms with videos on the Glossary page.
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SSK is a decrease and YO is an increase. There's a tab for videos at the top of the page. Take a look at those then come back to this thread if you need more help.
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Beautiful scarf. I want to do it to. Maybe you should start a KAL for it.
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What's a KAL?
KAL = Knit Along. Sorry, I should have spelled it out. Everyone works on the same project and shares the fun.

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A KnitALong, where people work on the same pattern at approximately the same time and help each other out.
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