I've been doing very simple knitting for a few years now, so I decided to branch out and try a pattern with some increases and decreases. I think I understand the stitches themselves, but I'm a little confused about what the pattern is calling for:
I think I'm doing the first sl right (slip one stitch on, purl the next, slip the first stitch over the second), but how do I slip the last stitch of the row? Is any stitch actually slipped, or are all purled, with the next-to-last passed over the last?
Row 3 has a decrease - k2tog, as well as an increase - knit front and back. And row 15 has the increase and a different decrease - ssk, which is the same as slip 1, k1, psso. With both on the same row, your stitch count stays the same. A slip stitch can be used at the beginning or end of a row, or in a decrease, or just slipped in the middle of a row and not worked until the next row, so it depends on the pattern.
sue- knitting heretic
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