Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-08-2008, 03:26 PM   #1
Jessica Cobb
Ribbing the Cuff
Jessica Cobb's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Gastonia, North Carolina
Posts: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Jessica Cobb
Print O' The Wave Stole
This is my first time doing lace. I'm knitting the Print O' The Wave stole in Alpaca With A Twist Fino to wear with my wedding dress. Our wedding is coming up early next year. I knew this stole would take me forever, so I wanted to get a head start.

I'm working on the center panel and everything is going great, but was wondering if I should be slipping the first stitch of every row because I will be picking up stitches later? The pattern doesn't say anything about slipping that first stitch, but it seems to make more sense to me because it looks like it would be difficult to pick up stitches with the way those end stitches are now. Again, I'm somewhat of a new knitter and very knew to lace. Help?

Here's a link to the pattern -

(I posted this in a Ravelry group also.)

Jessica Cobb is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 05-08-2008, 10:27 PM   #2
Knit On!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
No don't slip when you're going to pick up sts, that makes it harder to do. The reason is, a slip st spans 2 rows (or the end stitches on those rows) and you will often have to pick up at the ratio of 3 sts for every 4 rows, or 2 for every 3 rows. If you slip you're forced into picking up every other row, and that won't come out right.
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 01:56 AM   #3
Working the Gusset
redheadrachel's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ohio(home)/ Tennessee(school)
Posts: 1,144
Thanks: 306
Thanked 233 Times in 198 Posts
Send a message via AIM to redheadrachel
I agree. I just finished this stole and I think it's better if you don't slip. You could still do it if you slipped (you'd have to pick up two stitches in some of those selvedge edge places, though) but that would obviously not work out the best, so you'd be saving yourself some hassle later on (and probably making a prettier FO) if you just knit the first stitches. Good luck!

"An excellent woman, who can find? She is far more precious than jewels . . . She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." - Proverbs 31:10;13
I'm a knitter for Jesus!
redheadrachel is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mis-print in pattern, help? Jinxie How-to Questions 1 02-10-2012 06:56 AM
ISO: Batuffolo Print 03 knitncook Buy/Sell/Swap 1 12-11-2011 12:03 AM
FO: Print o' the Wave stole redheadrachel What'cha Knittin'? 34 06-20-2008 01:13 PM
Print o' the wave stole Snugglebugmom What'cha Knittin'? 26 10-05-2007 08:06 AM
Print O The Wave - stitch count not adding up. Tarazed How-to Questions 2 09-25-2007 08:10 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:46 PM.