Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-06-2009, 12:05 PM   #1
mustardmo
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pass Slipped Stitch Over?
I am trying to swatch the Heirloom Silk Shawl from Erika Knight's "Knitting for Two".

Row 1: Knit 1, *knit 2 together, yarn forward, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2

No problems there

Row 2: Purl 2, *slip 1 purlwise, purl 1, repeat from * to last stich, purl 1.

No problems there.

Row 3: Knit 2 *yarn forward, slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

Here's the problem. Does "pass slipped stitch over" mean to bring it over the stitch I knit after it, as in a decrease? Because if you do that, you end up with a lot fewer stitches and row 4 does not have any increases. This pattern is a 4 row pattern repeat.

Row 4: As Row 2

I suspect that pass slipped stitch over means something other than what I'm thinking.

BTW, has anyone ever knitted anything from this book? I am also working on the "Mom's Soft Wrapped Jacket" and the measurements of where you cast off the lapel and distance to the armpit seem to be off significantly. Anyone else experienced this? The instructions tell you to BO 17 sts for the lapel on the same row you mark the start of the armhole which makes it 9 inches from the shoulder. That places the lapel directly below the breast apex. Not a good look and certainly not like the photograph. Besides which the collar will fall about 4 inches short of the lapel on both sides. The armhole also ends up about 4 inches larger than the sleeve. I know rib is stretchy, but come on.

Thanks for any input.

Monique
mustardmo is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 01-06-2009, 12:13 PM   #2
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Quote:
Here's the problem. Does "pass slipped stitch over" mean to bring it over the stitch I knit after it, as in a decrease?
Yes it does. There are YOs just before the skp :
"*yarn forward, slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, repeat from *"

A yarn forward is a YO.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 12:40 PM   #3
mustardmo
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Yes it does. There are YOs just before the skp :
"*yarn forward, slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, repeat from *"

A yarn forward is a YO.
Hmmm. When I bring the yarn forward it's sitting between the needles, not on the needle, I slip the next stitch, then return the yarn to the back so I can knit the next stitch. I have 4 sts sitting on my right needle. I pass the slipped st over and now I have 3. I tried to do it without returning the yarn to the back, but I still end up with 3 sts. I think I'm just wrapping the slipped stitch. I went and looked at a yarn over video on youtube. I'm going to start over doing a yarn over instead of just bringing the yarn to the front. My fear now, is that on Row 1, I'm going to be increasing a bunch of sts that don't get decreased anywhere.

I'm not completely frustrated yet.

Monique
mustardmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 12:53 PM   #4
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Yfwd is british for a YO between 2 knit sts or knit decreases and when you bring it fwd, the act of knitting the following stitch completes the YO. It does sometimes help to bring the yarn around to the back before you slip the next stitch, and watch that you don't slip the YO instead of the slip stitch. You can kind of push the YO back so you can clearly see the slip stitch.

Row 1 is k2tog, yfwd, so you have incs and decs that balance out. The pattern is written correctly, so just follow it stitch by stitch and it will come out right.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 03:41 PM   #5
mustardmo
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks Sue: I'm going to start over (thank goodness it's only a swatch and not all 163 stitches). I went out for a 2 hr skate ski so I've beaten all the angst out of myself and I should be able to concentrate now.
mustardmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
how to knit the left side S1K1YO, pass slipped over 3 Berlinerin How-to Questions 5 04-06-2012 11:26 AM
Slipped first stitch lmvclearwater How-to Questions 4 07-18-2010 01:48 PM
what is slip 2 sts, pass 2 slipped over? Yumaknitter How-to Questions 1 10-10-2009 07:51 PM
"slip 2 together as to knit--k1--pass the 2 slipped sts over" ?? Tricky How-to Questions 5 03-27-2008 09:55 PM
Pass second slip stitch over Joaner How-to Questions 6 10-24-2005 04:50 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:59 PM.