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Old 07-11-2009, 12:13 AM   #1
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Every row starts with *yo, sl 1
I can't figure out this pattern:

set up row: *yo, sl1, k1, psso, rep from *

pattern row: *yo, sl1 k tog the slip st and yo of previous row, rep from *

I know all the stitches but I don't know how to start a row with a yo.

I don't know what they mean by k tog the slip st and yo of previous row but I think it just means to knit together the next two stitches.

The instructions say to always slip as if to purl and with yarn in back. Trying to do this literally, I get all fuddled up, unless it's just simply meaning to insert needle as if to purl, bring yarn from back to front (yo), but then it's a bugger knitting two together.

Has anyone done a pattern with a yo as your first stitch?
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:28 AM   #2
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When you slip as for a dec, which sl 1, k1, psso is, you slip knitwise. When you slip at the beginning of the row (the YO, sl1 on the pattern row) you slip purlwise. To yo at the beginning of the row, bring your yarn to the front, slip the st, knit the next st and you have a YO at the the beg of the row. I'm not sure about the 'ktog slip st and YO of previous row'. The slip st of the previous row was passed over so it's not there. It may mean to knit the slip st on the pattern row with the YO, like a ssk. What's the pattern?
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:34 PM   #3
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Thanks! Your clarification finally makes sense. I've asked three experienced knitters and no one has been able to help me understand it.

Grand-daughters are here right now, so I can't attempt the pattern until later.

This is a scarf pattern. The set row allows for a beaded crochet trim. The set row is knitted as row one and the pattern row is knitted until correct length is reached and then another set row before bind off.

The set row and pattern row are nothing more than the stitches in original posting. It should be quick and easy but that yo in the beginning is troublesome. I'm sure, once I get the hang of it, it'll be a breeze. The book marks it easy but I've never seen anything like it.

I really appreciate your interpretation of the pattern, I'll let you know how it goes.
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