1) I follow the rule of thumb that all slip stitches are purlwise unless otherwise noted, but wanted to double check on a particular stitch pattern called flame stitch
I've started working. Since there are slips on the knit row and then slips on the following purl row, should the ones on the K row be kwise and P row purlwise or still follow the general rule?
2) I know there is also a rule of thumb about carrying when doing stripes (like in the flame stitch picture,) but I can't remember what... is it don't do it more than 1/2 inch or 1 inch or something? And aren't you supposed to stay kinda loose when carrying too?