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Old 01-22-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
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pattern help- triangle lace
Hello,

I saw this lace pattern in the "Teach Yourself Visually Knitting" book, and I am having trouble understanding the pattern. I hope someone can help.

Row 1: (RS): K1, *yo, slip 1, K1, yo, pass the k st and the yo over; repeat from * to end.

passing the K st and the YO is puzzling me

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Old 01-22-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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Think of the YO as a stitch you make without inserting your needle into a stitch on the left needle.

K1, yo, slip the next stitch, then k 1, yo; pass the 1st yo and knit st over the 2nd k st and yo. It may be awkward the first few times, but with practice (and loose stitches) you should be able to do it.

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Old 01-22-2007, 04:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help. I think I understand and will let you know if I succeed. I always thought YO was a method of increasing while making a hole -- how will I know which the pattern is referring to? (as you can tell I am new to knitting!)

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Old 01-23-2007, 01:12 AM   #4
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If a pattern has YOs with no decrease sts, it's an increase. If there's YOs and has dec sts (like sl 1 and pass sl st over 1 or 2, or a k2tog or SSK) it's a lacy pattern and the stitch number will stay the same on each row.

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Old 01-23-2007, 11:57 AM   #5
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Thanks again Sue,

I think I am still confused. It's difficult for me to explain what I mean, but I will try. So, in the original pattern, I do the entire YO stitch -- yo, knit, which creates an extra stitch -- then, I slip the next stitch, correct? I thought maybe the pattern wanted me to bring the yarn to the front (yo) then slip the next stitch.

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Old 01-23-2007, 12:17 PM   #6
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Wait.... an `entire YO stitch' is only the YO. Period. It's a single stitch, not a yo and knit 1 - that's 2 sts. Yes, it's bringing the yarn to the front and slipping the next stitch. Just make sure the yarn goes over the needle so it's in back when you slip the stitch.

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Old 01-24-2007, 12:41 AM   #7
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Sue,

Thanks so much. Reading your answer has finally sunk in. Great help here and website!

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Old 01-24-2007, 02:12 AM   #8
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You're not alone. Somehow many new knitters get the idea that a YO also includes a knit stitch after and are really confused when there's something different. Like a p, sl, or k2tog. Or their stitch counts get really off...

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