Hi Everyone, I have a question on a pattern for a knitted beard! Abbreviations states:
W&t wrap and turn
Row 1 Work in seed stitch until 1 st remains on needle. W&t(i.e. pass yarn in front of st, sl st to right needle without working it, then wrap yarn to back).
When i got to the last stitch i brought the yarn forward as if to knit, then slipped a stitch purlwise and then returned the yarn to the back.
Row 2 Sl st (i.e. slip the stitch that was just wrapped). Work in patt for 22 sts. W&t ( 1 wrapped st on each side;22 regular sts in middle)
I am not sure what I did wrong but it looks wrong and i now have an extra stitch.
Any suggestions please?!
I don't know what your knitting looks like but the wrapped stitch may look a little strange, especially on the end stitches. However, it shouldn't give you an extra stitch. Be sure that you're moving the yarn to the front and then back after the wrap between the needles and not over the needle.
It should look like a little collar around the stitch. Take a look at the video for W&T that GG recommends or look at the video here under Free Videos, Advanced Techniques to see what to expect. German short rows are a good alternative too.
The yarn is being wrapped around the stitch, not the needle so it won't make an extra stitch. Usually the instructions would say to turn before going on to row 2 though, just to make sure you know that you are working on the next row. You would have 22 sts plus the 2 that are wrapped - is that what you mean by extra stitch? You add the wrapped stitches to the first ones you worked, and add one more on every row if this goes on for more rows.
Thanks to you all for the help. The video did help. I am knitting a beard lol! I'm not sure about the accuracy of the pattern because it tells me to slip a stitch on every row but that didn't work. I got to a part on my pattern that read
Sl st, work in pattern for 8 sts, work wrapped stitch and turn.
Now after working the wrap and stitch together do I still wrap the next stitch then turn? Because if I work the wrapped st then immediately turn the work, my working yarn is still in my left hand.
I think you may be reading it wrong. When it says 'work wrapped stitch' I think that's just make the wrap and turn. You knit the stitch and the wrap if you're going to go beyond it on a row. Can you link to the pattern and say what row you're on?
Well I had to pay for the pattern so my print doesn't have a link it just says downloaded from Knit Picks.
Rows 1-16 were going from: Slip st. Work in pat for 21 sts. W&t
all the way down to "Slip st. Work in pat for 8 Sts. W&t. So it went from 21 sts to 20 to 19 etc. Then after work pat for 8 sts I am suppossed to: Sl st. Work in pat for 8 sts. Work wrapped st and turn. So I think I am going past the wraps now like you mentioned. I can't find a video online similar to what I'm trying to do. Any suggestions, hope I made sense.