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Old 06-16-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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purlwise question
I am making a shawl and do not understand the pattern instructions.

The last stitch on all odd numbered rows (the right side) is "sl 1 purlwise wyif". This part I understand and can do.

All even numbered rows (the wrong side) are as follows "Purlwise wyif, k1; p to within the last 2 sts; k2.

The part that I do not understand is the 'Purlwise wyif, k1;' on the even numbered rows or the wrong side. I do not know what they want me to do. Is this all one stitch? If so How do I k1 when I put my needle in purlwise. It does not say to sl 1 and that would not work as the same stitch would be slipped the entire length of the shawl and the stitches would just all wrap around it.

If you can help me I would appreciate it. I knit allot and never have a problem following a pattern but I do not understand this.

Maybe I am just reading it wrong or thinking about it wrong.

Thank you for any help you can give me.

If I need to I can send you a copy of the pattern to look at.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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Did you mean "sl1 purlwise wyif, K1"?

If so...
Bring the yarn forward.
slip 1 purlwise
Move the yarn to the back
K1

If not, what is the pattern/link?
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by deeannrice View Post
I am making a shawl and do not understand the pattern instructions.

The last stitch on all odd numbered rows (the right side) is "sl 1 purlwise wyif". This part I understand and can do.

All even numbered rows (the wrong side) are as follows "Purlwise wyif, k1; p to within the last 2 sts; k2.

The part that I do not understand is the 'Purlwise wyif, k1;' on the even numbered rows or the wrong side. I do not know what they want me to do. Is this all one stitch? If so How do I k1 when I put my needle in purlwise. It does not say to sl 1 and that would not work as the same stitch would be slipped the entire length of the shawl and the stitches would just all wrap around it.

If you can help me I would appreciate it. I knit allot and never have a problem following a pattern but I do not understand this.

Maybe I am just reading it wrong or thinking about it wrong.

Thank you for any help you can give me.

If I need to I can send you a copy of the pattern to look at.
it wants you to keep the yarn in front on the first purl stitch you do, then knit the next one so basically your going to do the opposite of what you did on the even rows on the wrong side
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:31 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by RochesterKnitter View Post
Did you mean "sl1 purlwise wyif, K1"?

If so...
Bring the yarn forward.
slip 1 purlwise
Move the yarn to the back
K1

If not, what is the pattern/link?
that's what I am thinking either that or this is a decrease
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #5
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The last stitch on all odd numbered rows (the right side) is "sl 1 purlwise wyif". This part I understand and can do.
What comes before the last stitch in this row? Are you doing stockinette or a lace pattern or ???? Is it a triangular shawl with increases or decreases or is it a rectangular one? Knowing what your pattern is can be helpful.

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It does not say to sl 1 and that would not work as the same stitch would be slipped the entire length of the shawl and the stitches would just all wrap around it.
I agree that slipping the stitch doesn't make sense.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:46 PM   #6
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This is a triangle shawl.

I am doing an increase. The first few rows are:

1. k2,m1,k1,m1,k1,sl1 purlwise wyif

2. Purlwise wyif, k1; p to within the last 2 sts; k2

3. k2,m1,k3,m1,k1,sl1 purlwise wyif

4. Purlwise wyif, k1; p to within the last 2 sts; k2

5. k2,m1,k5,m1,k1,sl1 purlwise

6. Purlwise wyif, k1; p to within the last 2 sts; k2

It continues like this for the first 11 rows and then changes in the center but the 1st 3 stitches and the last 3 stitches remain the same. That is where my problem is.

No it is not "sl1 purlwise wyif, K1" it is "Purlwise wyif, k1"
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:10 PM   #7
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I'm not making sense of it.

On one edge you are creating two stitches of garter stitch.
On the other edge it looks like they want a selvedge edge but, the directions are off.

If it was me, I would make a selvedge on BOTH edges by...
K2, M1 at the start of each row and slip the last st of each row purlwise wyif.
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I agree with RK, it doesn't make sense and unless there is some explanation of this somewhere in the pattern, you'll have to wing it. If you could provide a picture of it from the pattern or something maybe someone will be able to make sense of it. I'm far from one of the really experienced knitters here.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:57 AM   #9
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Hi and welcome to Knitting Help!
To me this reads like a charted pattern. It works if you read the odd number rows from left to right as written and then read the even number rows from right to left. In that case the "Purlwise wyif" is a slip stitch purlwise with yarn in front and there is a slip stitch at each edge.
1. k2,m1,k1,m1,k1,sl1 purlwise wyif

2. Purlwise wyif, k1; p to within the last 2 sts; k2
(K2, p to with the last 2sts, k1, sl 1 pwise wyif)

3. k2,m1,k3,m1,k1,sl1 purlwise wyifh

4. Purlwise wyif, k1; p to within the last 2 sts; k2
(K2, p to with the last 2sts, k1, sl 1 pwise wyif)

5. k2,m1,k5,m1,k1,sl1 purlwise

6. Purlwise wyif, k1; p to within the last 2 sts; k2
(K2, p to with the last 2sts, k1, sl 1 pwise wyif)

Maybe the pattern was transcribed from a chart and the rows were inadvertently all read in the same direction?
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Maybe the pattern was transcribed from a chart and the rows were inadvertently all read in the same direction?
If true, brilliant deduction!
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