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Deborah Norville's scarf pattern
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Jul 30, 2012 10:14:19   #
SDKATE57
 
The directions are simple: ss; k1; p2, ss, k1; p 2 and repeat to end of the row.....

even numbered rows are all purl.

So does ss here mean slip stitch....the pattern is almost undiscernable, but easy as can be....
 
Jul 30, 2012 10:49:41   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
My interpretation is that ss stands for slip stitch. Are abbreviations shown anywhere? Most patterns have them.
Jul 31, 2012 09:20:37   #
Ronie
 
thats funny... I was following your instructions and then thought to myself I wonder if there will ever be a day when I know off the top of my head what all the abbrieviations stand for, I'll have to look that one up.. and then I read where thats your question.... I to would have thought it was a slip stitch... you might look it up... most patterns have the meaning for all their stitches... or look it up in the back of a magazine or book....
Jul 31, 2012 09:48:27   #
Biedebach
 
Does someone have a picture of the scarf and pattern - how many stitches do you start with ?
Jul 31, 2012 09:49:55   #
cathy47
 
sometimes Google is very handy item to have..check this out you will find ss is Canadian term for the sl st: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossary
Jul 31, 2012 09:57:30   #
Biedebach
 
Thanks - I am interested in seeing what the scarf looks like and how many stit he's you cast on but I would not find that in the original note re the question about the abbreviations....if you happen to have that send it over - Beckie
 
Jul 31, 2012 11:21:03   #
SDKATE57
 
You start with 20 stitches, or any number divisible by 4, since there are four stitches to every set....
Jul 31, 2012 12:17:18   #
Nina Weddle Tullis (a regular here)
 
That was the most helpful tutorial I have seen. It was so great that it had both the Continental or English version. Now that was HELPFUL. Thanks you very much.
Nina
Jul 31, 2012 13:18:47   #
Nina Weddle Tullis (a regular here)
 
That was the most helpful tutorial I have seen. It was so great that it had both the continental or English version. Now that was HELPFUL. Thank you very much.
Nina
Jul 31, 2012 15:27:18   #
Revan (a regular here)
 
SS could also mean Stocking Stitch.
Jul 31, 2012 18:50:05   #
AverilC
 
I think stocking stitch is generally shown as st.st.
 
Jul 31, 2012 19:05:59   #
kittykatzmom (a regular here)
 
Thanks I don't knit yet, but this is a good pattern to learn on.
Aug 3, 2012 00:57:45   #
Biedebach
 
Hi - do you have a photo of scarf and the actual pattern ?
Aug 11, 2012 10:08:41   #
Biedebach
 
Do you have a picture or something that shows what the scarf looks like ?
 
          
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