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Old 12-21-2006, 09:45 AM   #1
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question on Mary Jane slippers
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I'm knitting the Mary Jane slippers (in the round)--my question is: the pattern says to "slip a stitch", do you slip it purl-wise or knit-wise? The pattern doesn't state which way to slip, and I've been slipping purl-wise, and it is making holes. The stitches before the slipping are all knit stitches, so would it have been better if I had slipped these knit-wise? On this pattern you start out knitting flat.

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Old 12-21-2006, 10:00 AM   #2
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Hi Knitaholic,

Ingrid's response just below your question has good info on knitwise or purlwise "slipping".

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ic.php?t=23037

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Old 12-21-2006, 12:39 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by dplantlady
Hi Knitaholic,

Ingrid's response just below your question has good info on knitwise or purlwise "slipping".

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ic.php?t=23037

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Yes, I read this, but that is not what I am asking--I want to know if I should slip knitwise or purlwise--I've always thought that if the pattern does not state how to slip, you slip purlwise. I'm getting holes in my knitting from slipping purlwise, and wondered if I should slip knitwise since I am using the knit stitch for the beginning of the pattern.

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Old 12-21-2006, 01:25 PM   #4
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I think you're supposed to be slipping knitwise on this pattern. Don't the slipped stitches sort of mark the edge of the sole? They'll lie flatter I think.

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Originally Posted by suzeeq
I think you're supposed to be slipping knitwise on this pattern. Don't the slipped stitches sort of mark the edge of the sole? They'll lie flatter I think.

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Thanks, that's what I thought after I slipped them purl-wise and got those holes. And, yes, I think they do mark the edge of the sole. I think this is confusing when they don't tell which way to slip, because, as you guessed, I just don't know. I felt like after I slipped them purl-wise, that maybe that was not right, since I've been been doing the knit stitch before I join them in the round. If this comes up again, how will I know which way to slip if they don't state how--do you just go by what stitch you've been doing?

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Whatever looks right, I think. That's how I've done it - kwise on the knit side, pwise on the purl side. I think you're always supposed to slip pwise when you're doing the first stitch of the row for an edge, but I don't do that either. I've tried it and the edge stitches are too loose. Probably because I generally use large needles. After all this time, I like the look of a not slipped edge anyway. Especially since I've learned to tighten up the first stitch.

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