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Old 03-08-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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I've been reading through a lot of stitch dictionaries and I'd like to use some of the patterns, but in the round. I'm just getting confused reading all the different advice. I know I'm supposed to drop the balancing stitches, but if I'm reading from a chart I have to read it all from right to left and switch the WS stitches? Is there any kind of conversion chart with the opposite names of stitches? Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:09 PM   #2
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Reading a chart you don't have to switch anything. The chart is a diagram of your knitting as seen from the RS and knitting in the round you're always working on the RS. You only have to convert or reverse a pattern if it's written in text, and there what you could do it write it out in chart form. A purl is the opposite of a knit.
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the chart info. About conversion names, I am wondering about more complicated stitches. A P2tog would be a K2tog, right, but what about a ssk and things like that?
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I think ssk is like p2tog, and k2tog is more like ssp. It depends though, most decs like that are on the RS so you don't need to have a WS version. What are you trying to convert? Most lace patterns also have the ssk/k2tog only on the RS rows.
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:17 PM   #5
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On the right side, a k2tog is a right leaning decrease, so on the wrong side you would need a left leaning decrease, which would be a p2tog.

A left leaning decrease on the right side would be a ssk, but on the wrong side you would need a right-leaning decrease, which would be a ssp.
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