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Old 06-17-2006, 09:13 PM   #1
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question about K2 tbl
The pattern I am beginning says to K2 tbl. I know that tbl means through back of loop, but am I supposed to knit one stitch through back of loop and then knit a second stitch through back of loop, or am I suppposed to knit two together through back of loop? The pattern calls for "K2 tbl, p1" and repeat for four rounds. This is the bottom of a tank sweater. If I were knitting 2 together that many times it seems like it would be a pretty small sweater, but I don't want to start and restart a bunch of times to figure it out. Does anyone know what k2 tbl means? Molly
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:25 PM   #2
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:D It means to k2together thru the back loop; Amy has demonstrated this decrease, you can find it under the "Abbreviations" tab on the upper right of the page.
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Old 06-17-2006, 10:39 PM   #3
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I'm thinking, in this case, that it means knit two stitches seperately through back loop, then purl 1 and repeat. In other words, no decreases. If it was meant to knit the two together it would say k2tog tbl. Especially considering this is the bottom of a tank.
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Old 06-17-2006, 11:02 PM   #4
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I have to agree with Knitqueen. Since there are no corresponding increases, you'd end up with a pretty small sweater hem.
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