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Old 01-31-2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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Help with double decrease
Hi there,

I'm a new knitter and might just be taking on a project that is out of my league, but i'm going to give it a go!

Anyway, it is a Katia pattern, and it has a something they call a "double decrease", but it is different than any i've ever done.

The pattern says:
-Slip 2 sts tog as if to knit them, k1, Pass slipped sts over knitted st

My question is, when you slip the first two stitches, do you do slip them one at a time or do you put your needle through both and slip them at the same time?

Also, do you yarn over any differently if you are doing it before a slip 1?
They have another stitch they call a "dropped stitch" that says:
k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso. Would i YO like i would before a knit stitch?

Thanks for your help in advance!

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Old 01-31-2007, 04:12 PM   #2
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For the answer to your first question, click on the "glossary" tab above, and look under "cdd" -- Amy has a video for it.

As for your second question, I don't think you do the YO any differently.

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Old 01-31-2007, 04:20 PM   #3
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A yo before a sl or a purl st is the same as before a knit stitch. Remember that a yo is just bringing your yarn around the needle, not bringing it around and also knitting a stitch. Many knitters get confused.

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Old 01-31-2007, 04:32 PM   #4
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thanks jane and suz.
I can't believe there is a video too! that is awesome!
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