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Old 07-25-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Help with Knitting Under Strand
I'm trying to knit the "Little Tent Stich" from "60 Easy-to-Knit Pattern Stitches Combine to Create Sampler Afghans" - Leisure Arts leaflet 932.

Line 2 Instructions say K2, slip 5 (with yarn held loosely in front) - I understand that and the repeats to the end of the line

Line 4 Instructions say K4, K1 under strand, K7, K1 under strand etc.

When I try to K under the strand, I keep making a stitch and it doesn't look like the picture. What am I doing wrong?

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Old 07-25-2009, 03:25 PM   #2
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That's what you should be doing, and it's possible that you dec a stitch on another row. Do several repeats of this and maybe it will begin to look right; sometimes it takes a few rows knit over the top of the row to make it look like the picture.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:27 PM   #3
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There are only 4 rows in the pattern - none of them indicated a decrease (knit together, etc.) and the picture of the instruction shows the "strand" just kind of looped behind the knitted stich - not on the right needle.

The instructions with the diagram says "Insert right needle under loose strand and knit next stich on left needle, pulling stitch under strand."
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:44 PM   #4
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For this type of stitch, you don't knit the strand, but just put your needle under the strand to catch it behind the stitch that you make with the needles. It should end up looped behind the stitch.
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:38 PM   #5
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Okay I see, that picks up the strand but you don't actually knit it.
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I think I got it figured out - but thanks everyone!

I figured out (from studying the picture) that I insert the needle in the strand, knit the next stitch and the slip the strand over the the knitted stitch.

If that's NOT how to do it, can someone help? Or does it really matter as long as it looks right and I'm consistent?
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