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Old 08-25-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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How to SS?
I'm making "bootees" from a Debbie Bliss pattern, and having gotten to knitting the bottom I am stumped on the instruction
"Beginning with a k row, ss 7 rows."

I thought that ss = slip stitch, but isn't a slip stitch merely passing the stitches from one needle to another?
If all I am doing is slipping the stitches without working them I can't possibly create rows, right?
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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I think it must mean stockinette stitch.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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First, you responded amazingly fast, thank you.
Second, now that you've said it, it's so obvious I feel like a super dunce.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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Faster than a speeding bullet.... just like Superman!
Amazingly fast? That's our trademark! You just happened to post your question when I'm looking to see what people are talking about here. Debbie Bliss patterns seem to be the #1 confusion maker, that's not scientific but it does seem that way. Your pattern may have a notation somewhere telling you what ss and other abbreviations you encounter mean. Or not. Anyhow, I was guessing but if it seems to fit, then it's probably right. Post a photo when you're done if you like, we love pictures! Any other questions you have, ask here. You can't always expect an answer as fast as this time but who knows? maybe it will happen again. There will be someone to help you.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:12 PM   #5
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The answers are almost always super fast! I will navigate away for a few minutes, then come back and BING! there's an answer.

Also, for future reference, when a pattern wants you to do a slip stitch, it will say 'slip 1, slip 2,' etc. Or SL1, SL2. SS always means stockinette stitch, unless it says otherwise.
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