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Old 09-29-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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'Make knot' terminology I don't understand
I will be if anyone can help me with this instruction from an old Patons baby book....

The pattern is plain knit and every 5 stitches "Make Knot". The instructions for making the knot say:

"Sl.1, insert needle from the front, under the leading edge between the first and second stitch on the left needle. Wrap thread to form a loop and pull through. Put needle over the leading edge and pull thread through to make a second loop. K1, slip the first loop over, then slip second loop over."

Am I right in assuming that they are calling the 'leading thread' the one linking the 1st and 2nd stitches on my left-hand needle? I've done a few rows this way but the 'knot' that I get is a little bump, which looks different from the one in their picture which is more like the letter X. Very frustrating

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Old 09-29-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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I would read that as the yarn between the first and second stitches on the left tip, also.

Are you then knitting the first stitch on the left tip and slipping those two loops over it?

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Old 09-29-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
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Yes Ingrid - glad I'm not the only one to read it that way I will have to do some research, maybe look at some other Patons patterns. Being an old book the photo might just be a bit unclear and I could be doing it right
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Yeah, a knot usually is just a bump.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:37 AM   #5
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Can you post the photo of the pattern stitch?
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:43 PM   #6
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What is the multiple of stitches that you are working with? And what rows are you working the 'Knot Stitch' on? If you aren't happy with the knot, maybe you can try a different one.

Flowered Meadow Stitch

Dot Knot Stitch

Raindrop Stitch

And I found this stitch, Knot Stitch which looks like it may be similar to the stitch called for in your pattern.
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