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Old 11-25-2006, 06:49 PM   #1
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Why slip stitches?
I am just wondering WHY stitches are slipped? What effect does this have on the garment?
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:51 PM   #2
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If you mean slipping the first stitch of the row, it makes the edge much neater.
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:38 PM   #3
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And slipping in a row is a way of decreasing. Or if the row is alternating slip stitches with knits or purls, it's for a stitch pattern.

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Old 11-25-2006, 08:03 PM   #4
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Or if you are slipping the first stitch such as in a sock pattern, it may be to make it easier to pick up and knit stitches later. Other examples are such as when you slip a stitch and turn to make a short row. Or to slip a stitch then pass over as part of the design. More information about your particular situation would help us help you.
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