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Friday, June 15, 2007

Knitting Minutia

Ok let's take a look what it says in the book:

slip two stitches together, knit 1 stitch, pass the two slipped stitches over

Fine now that is solved, the next one I can't figure out is:

The Centered Eyelet Decrease (Worked over 4 sts; 3sts remain.)

Sl first st knitwise, k 2nd st but do not remove from LH needle, psso, yo, k3tog (4th, 3rd and 2nd sts).

What does that mean? I don't get it. Maybe I'm lace challenged but darn I'll keep trying.

Excellent lace tutorial here:

1 comment:

Miriam said...

let's number the stitches. from right to left the first is 1 and the last is 4 (it takes 4 sts).

So you slip stitch #1. Then knit into stitch #2 but don't remove stitch #2 from the left needle, which gives you stitch #2.5 as the partial stitch that you made by knitting into stitch #2.

Then you pass stitch #1 (which you slipped) over stitch #2.5 and off the needle leaving you with stitch #2.5 on the right needle and stitches #2,3&4 on the left needle.

Then yo and knit sts 2,3&4 together. That gives you a single decrease on the right of the yarn over, the yarn over and then a double decrease on the left of it, with both decreases slanting in toward the yo.