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Old 03-21-2006, 06:39 PM   #1
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I'm attempting to start the Crusoe socks from Knitty and I've hit a problem already. I've been slipping the stitches as if to knit because the directions just say "sl." They also say "slp = slip as if to purl," which appears elsewhere in the pattern. So AM I supposed to be slipping as if to knit? Because it makes it a bit difficult to knit into the stitches on the next row.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTcrusoe.html
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:45 PM   #2
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I always slip as if to purl unless told specifically to slip as a knit. Slipping as a knit twists the stitch, so that's why it's difficult.
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:48 PM   #3
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That's why it confused me, because elsewhere it specifies to slip as if to purl, but this is a different abbreviation. I guess I'll just slip as if to purl anyway. I guess it's not going to hurt anything. :rollseyes:
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:49 PM   #4
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I think the pattern is pretty clear that you're supposed to slip as if to purl with the yarn in front.

That looks like a really neat pattern!
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:51 PM   #5
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Then why does it say "sl" and elsewhere have the "slp?" The yarn is in front to create the strands, so it still works when slipped as if to knit. :thinking:
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I think that her 'sl' should have been 'slp' and may be a typo because in the directions for the stranded stitch, it says right below that slp=slip purlwise. Especially if the stitches in the next round are very difficult to work if they have been slipped knitwise, I'd slip purlwise.
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I thought it might have been a typo, but it confused me when I read through the rest of the pattern and found "slp" elsewhere. That made it seem intentional.
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Cate, I was nosing around on the Knitty forums to see if anyone else asked that question (very odd, imho) and saw that there seems to be an error in the turning of the heel part of that pattern. At least a whole bunch of people say that it's wrong. Just a heads up...when you get there, if it seems off, you're not the only one. :D Some people said they skipped rows 2 and 3 of the instructions, and some said they just used the heel-turning instructions from another sock pattern.
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Oh, thanks so much for the warning, Julie!
I wonder why, if people have noticed problems, it hasn't been fixed? :thinking:
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I ended up frogging after turning the heel. I was right when I thought 44 stitches would be WAY TOO SMALL. I just don't get it...I even used a needle size bigger than called for.
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