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Old 06-08-2007, 09:49 AM   #1
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Slip 2 tog tbl
I started this last night: http://www.canknit.com/free/ns.html

This instruction seems to be causing me a problem:
Slip 2 tog tbl as if to purl, p1, pass 2 slipped sts over

I understand that the instructions create a ridge diagonally across the square. The knit decreases look fine (I think), but the purl-side decreases look wonky. There is kind of a space between the ridge made by the knit side and purl side decreases. It almost looks like a yo, but I know there is no yo.

For the Slip2 tog tbl as if to purl, I hold the yarn in front, put my right needle behind my work parallel to the left hand needle and facing the same direction, slip 2 sts at the same time onto the right needle (which kind of twists them), then I purl the next sts. Then I pass the 2 sts that I previously slipped (keeping them together as 1 sts) over the purled st (like binding off that one purled sts with the 2 slipped sts).

Maybe the holes are supposed to be there? Or maybe I am not holding my yarn tight enough at some point? Or maybe I am doing the sl2 tog tbl totally wrong?

Any insight is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:39 PM   #2
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It sounds like you're doing it correctly.

If you don't like the look of it, I think it would work fine if you slipped two together as if to purl (not tbl) and you'll get a nice decrease.
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Hummm...I think the reason they are having me do the tbl is so that it looks right from the knit side. I am only about 15 rows in, so maybe when the piece is bigger it'll look more natural? Or maybe it will straighten out with blocking. Maybe I will block this first piece before I do the rest just to see... Or maybe I am just imagining that it looks funny and I just need to chill out and knit

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Old 06-08-2007, 12:52 PM   #4
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Yes, it's to match the dbl dec on the knit side. The only way I've been able to get this type of p2tog tbl was to slip the stitches to the R needle and fiddle around with it until it looked right. After the first couple you'll be able to see how they should like to make them without all the fiddling.

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