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Old 02-24-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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I'm making the jump from scarves to my first sweater. Taking a class but it's Sunday morning and I've hit a "what do I do now spot!" I finished the back and am now working on the right front. My directions say to K11,m1,slip marker,knit to end. It's that "m1" that I have a question about. In my how-to book it talks about making right slants and left slants. I can make the stitches but how do I know whether to work a right or left slant stitch? Thank you. I really want to knit this morning but don't want to slant the wrong way. I'll be making this row 10 times.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:13 AM   #2
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I think if it was supposed to be a slanted increase the pattern would have specified a particular increase method. If you do a bar increase (KFB) it won't matter.
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If you do a kfb, you're going to use a stitch that's not accounted for.

When a pattern calls for M1, I lift the bar between the stitches with the left tip from front to back, and then knit into the little loop in the back. Always good enough.
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Thank you. You've given me a wonderful Sunday of knitting. I thought the same thing, that I would be adding an extra stitch, when I looked up the stitch the other person recommended. I'm going with your advice. Hope you have a good day.
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Originally Posted by Ingrid View Post
If you do a kfb, you're going to use a stitch that's not accounted for.

Doh! Never thought of that.
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