I've got a linked question - Having come back to knitting after a break of lots of years, I've dug out an old pattern. I have to do a knit row of yfd, sl1, K1, psso. I understand what this means, I am not sure where to pick the slipped one up to pass it over - The yfd crosses over on top of the slipped one - so when I come to pass it over there are two points I could pick it up - one on the 'inside' takes it over just the one I've knitted, but the 'back' takes it over the new stitch created by the yfd as well as the knitted one. Sorry this sounds so complicated. Its like an IX where the yfd is the bottom right to top left and is over the top of the slipped - which is the bottom left to top right (of the X) and the I is the knitted one. Do I pick up the bottom left part of the X or the top right? - don't know if that makes it any clearer. Ifanyone can help I'd be very grateful.
Originally Posted by salmonmac
In row one each decrease is balanced by an increase. When you do the repeat 3 times the YFWD is a yarn over that compensates for the PSSO. For the repeat, k2, yarn forward, slip 1, bring the yarn over the needle to k1 and then PSSO.
"In row 1, the instructions are as follows: K3. *K3. K2TOG. K4. YRN. P2. (K2. YFWD. SL1. K1. PSSO) 3 times. P2. YON. K4. SL1. PSSO. K3. Rep from * to last 3 stitches. K3."
Same thing holds true for row 3. The YFWD is the beginning of a yarn over
"I also foresee the same problem in row 3, where the directions are: K3. *K1. K2TOG. K4. YFWD. K2. P2. (K2. YFWD. SL1. K1. PSSO.) 3times. P2. K2. YFWD. K4. SL1. K1. PSSO. K1. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3."
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