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Old 01-31-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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do you slip in the front or back
I am working off a pattern for the first time by myself and have a question about slip stitching. I am grateful to find a forum in which to ask my question. In my pattern (for a shawl) in Row 1 I have to slip a stitch, M1 and then k and then in Row 2 I have to slip 1 and pearl. My question is when I am slipping on the knit side do I slip the stitch as if I were going to knit it and then when I slip on the pearl side do I slip as if I were going to pearl it i.e. slip in the front?
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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Generally if the pattern doesn't specify, it's easiest to slip purlwise for both knitting and purling.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:04 PM   #3
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Thanks I've been waiting for this info to get started. Just out of curiosity does it make a difference if you slip purlwise or knitwise?
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:16 PM   #4
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do you slip in the front or back
For me (at least) it does make a difference. The stitch "legs" remain the same when I slip a stitch purlwise; however, when I slip a stitch knitwise the stitch twist making it tighter.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:43 PM   #5
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if you were doing this pattern how would you slip then?
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:59 PM   #6
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Unless the pattern specifically states otherwise, the rule is to always slip a stitch purlwise.
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