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May 21, 2013 08:09:33   #
dla2987
 
I have this book called knitting Stitches by Mary Webb I am having difficulty understanding some of the directions

1.slip 2 stiches as if to work k2tog,ki,psso?

do I slip 2 stiches then knit them together and do I Psso the knit 1 over the k2tog?
 
May 21, 2013 08:17:12   #
JeanWilkins
 
I believe that you would put your needle in the two stitches as if you were going to "knit 2 together", but just slip them off the needle onto the other needle. Then, knit 1 stitch and pass the slipped stitches over the stitch you just knitted. Hope I said that okay. :)
May 21, 2013 08:17:58   #
past
 
The way you have written this I would say that you slip 2 stitches, then knit 2 together, knit 1, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over both the knit 2 tog and the k1. This would be taking 5 stitches and decreasing them to only 2 stitches.
May 21, 2013 08:18:54   #
britgirl
 
Yes. You would slip the 2 stitches to the right needle then put your left needle through and knit them together and then knit the 1 stitch, then you are passing the one that was k2together (it's on right needle now) over the knit stitch.

Sue
dla2987 wrote:
I have this book called knitting Stitches by Mary Webb I am having difficulty understanding some of the directions

1.slip 2 stiches as if to work k2tog,ki,psso?

do I slip 2 stiches then knit them together and do I Psso the knit 1 over the k2tog?
May 21, 2013 08:20:13   #
dragonflylace
 
dla2987 wrote:
I have this book called knitting Stitches by Mary Webb I am having difficulty understanding some of the directions

1.slip 2 stiches as if to work k2tog,ki,psso?

do I slip 2 stiches then knit them together and do I Psso the knit 1 over the k2tog?


This sounds like what is commonly called a S2KP....it means slip 2 stitches together (as if to knit), then knit one stitch. Now PSSO...pass the 2 slipped stitches over the 1 stitch you knitted.

This is a double decrease.

Look at what you sent and try to make sure it is typed exactly.

There are many double decreases where you take 3 stitches and end up with 1 stitch. I can think of at least 5 or 6 ways to do it.

Let me know if you need more help.

In the meantime, here are some links to different types of double decreases:

http://wisehilda.blogspot.com/2010/04/lace-knitting-on-double-decrease-s2kpo.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L3rDx3vlvM

Hope this helps.

Dragonflylace
May 21, 2013 08:21:12   #
dla2987
 
past wrote:
The way you have written this I would say that you slip 2 stitches, then knit 2 together, knit 1, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over both the knit 2 tog and the k1. This would be taking 5 stitches and decreasing them to only 2 stitches.


Thanks I will try that :D
 
May 21, 2013 08:23:17   #
TerryKnits
 
dla2987 wrote:
I have this book called knitting Stitches by Mary Webb I am having difficulty understanding some of the directions

1.slip 2 stiches as if to work k2tog,ki,psso?

do I slip 2 stiches then knit them together and do I Psso the knit 1 over the k2tog?


It's similar to slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, but it is a double decrease. I found another pattern that had it written this way:

"sl 2-k1-psso: Slip 2 sts as if to work k2tog-k1-pass 2 slipped sts together over the k1 – double dec made."


Step-by-step instructions:

1. Insert your right needle into two stitches as if you were going to knit 2 together. Instead of knitting them, slip the 2 stitches from the left needle to the right needle.

2. Knit the next stitch.

3. Pass the 2 slipped stitches over the stitch you just knit. Double decrease made.
May 21, 2013 08:24:53   #
louise s.
 
JeanWilkins wrote:
I believe that you would put your needle in the two stitches as if you were going to "knit 2 together", but just slip them off the needle onto the other needle. Then, knit 1 stitch and pass the slipped stitches over the stitch you just knitted. Hope I said that okay. :)


I agree. This is how I would do it.
May 21, 2013 08:25:18   #
dla2987
 
JeanWilkins wrote:
I believe that you would put your needle in the two stitches as if you were going to "knit 2 together", but just slip them off the needle onto the other needle. Then, knit 1 stitch and pass the slipped stitches over the stitch you just knitted. Hope I said that okay. :)


I will try that Thanks :D
May 21, 2013 08:26:50   #
dla2987
 
TerryKnits wrote:
It's similar to slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, but it is a double decrease. I found another pattern that had it written this way:

"sl 2-k1-psso: Slip 2 sts as if to work k2tog-k1-pass 2 slipped sts together over the k1 – double dec made."


Step-by-step instructions:

1. Insert your right needle into two stitches as if you were going to knit 2 together. Instead of knitting them, slip the 2 stitches from the left needle to the right needle.

2. Knit the next stitch.

3. Pass the 2 slipped stitches over the stitch you just knit. Double decrease made.
It's similar to slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitc... (show quote)


That makes sence thanks :D
May 21, 2013 08:28:22   #
dla2987
 
dragonflylace wrote:
This sounds like what is commonly called a S2KP....it means slip 2 stitches together (as if to knit), then knit one stitch. Now PSSO...pass the 2 slipped stitches over the 1 stitch you knitted.

This is a double decrease.

Look at what you sent and try to make sure it is typed exactly.

There are many double decreases where you take 3 stitches and end up with 1 stitch. I can think of at least 5 or 6 ways to do it.

Let me know if you need more help.

In the meantime, here are some links to different types of double decreases:

http://wisehilda.blogspot.com/2010/04/lace-knitting-on-double-decrease-s2kpo.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L3rDx3vlvM

Hope this helps.

Dragonflylace
This sounds like what is commonly called a S2KP...... (show quote)


Thanks a bunch :thumbup:
 
May 21, 2013 10:39:21   #
JeanWilkins
 
past wrote:
The way you have written this I would say that you slip 2 stitches, then knit 2 together, knit 1, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over both the knit 2 tog and the k1. This would be taking 5 stitches and decreasing them to only 2 stitches.


No, the directions said to slip 2 AS IF you're going to knit 2 together, then K1, and passover the 2 slipped stitches.
May 22, 2013 11:08:45   #
MEC
 
I was trying to knit lace and had trouble understanding the directions, so I tried what I thought it was. That didn't work, so I tried something else, that didn't look right either.
Laid it down for a day and then looked at it again, and for some reason, it read completely different to me, so I tried it again. Lo & behold, it looked exactly right and beautiful, so I rewrote the instructions in my terminology, so I could understand what I was doing.
May 22, 2013 14:07:42   #
RobbiD (a regular here)
 
dla2987 wrote:
I have this book called knitting Stitches by Mary Webb I am having difficulty understanding some of the directions

1.slip 2 stiches as if to work k2tog,ki,psso?

do I slip 2 stiches then knit them together and do I Psso the knit 1 over the k2tog?


Insert the right needle into the 1st 2 stitches on the left needle as if to knit 2tog, slip unworked stitches to right needle. K1, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the just worked K1. This will twist the 2 slipped stitches so that they give the desired look to the decrease.
May 23, 2013 22:16:48   #
Pinkle
 
Wish I'd seen this before I started Winter's Mirage!! Still haven't finished it - too much frogging! Oh, well . . .
 
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