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Oct 25, 2015 09:43:59   #
sillytilly
 
When the first stitch in each row is slipped, on a purl row, do you slip it as if purling or as knitted? Such a simple thing but can't get my mind to work on this.

Thank you for your help
 
Oct 25, 2015 09:51:46   #
henderpag
 
I normally slip it as if knitting, then purl to end. Hope this helps.
Oct 25, 2015 09:58:10   #
Ellie RD (a regular here)
 
I am working on a sweater right now with a really nice edging. I slip as a purl if the next stitch is a purl and slip as a knit if the next stitch is a knit.
Oct 25, 2015 10:02:57   #
cafeknitter
 
henderpag wrote:
I normally slip it as if knitting, then purl to end. Hope this helps.


As do I
Oct 25, 2015 10:36:44   #
tenaj
 
As if to purl which leaves a smooth edge on the knit side.
Oct 25, 2015 10:54:14   #
carhar
 
The rule usually is slip as if to purl unless the directions say something else.
 
Oct 25, 2015 11:01:12   #
Irish Kathleen
 
tenaj wrote:
As if to purl which leaves a smooth edge on the knit side.


Thank you. I know the "usual" rule, "slip as if to purl unless the pattern says otherwise," but I LOVE knowing the "why" of things/rules. Thank you so much!
Oct 25, 2015 11:34:22   #
henderpag
 
Well ladies U are right in what U say, slip pwise, but I was taught to slip Kwise and always done it that way. Thank U for putting me right and I will be using your way in the future.
Thank U xx
Oct 25, 2015 11:59:06   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
sillytilly wrote:
When the first stitch in each row is slipped, on a purl row, do you slip it as if purling or as knitted? Such a simple thing but can't get my mind to work on this.

Thank you for your help


Whe slipping stitch at the start of the row... I simply put the right hand needle into the stitch from right to left no matter which way the stitch presents itself... as it would come off the left hand needle.
Oct 25, 2015 12:08:08   #
AmyKnits (account disabled)
 
Ellie RD wrote:
I am working on a sweater right now with a really nice edging. I slip as a purl if the next stitch is a purl and slip as a knit if the next stitch is a knit.


:thumbup: :thumbup:

This makes a nice, neat edge.
Oct 25, 2015 12:39:34   #
sillytilly
 
Thank you ladies. I will do the purl slip as a purl. Your answers have eased a very scattered mind. Have a wonderful Sunday.
 
Oct 25, 2015 13:48:09   #
edithann (a regular here)
 
I also slip as a p if the next is purl; slip as a k if the next is knit. Nice clean edging..
Oct 26, 2015 01:31:28   #
patchz
 
I slip the first stitch on every as if to knit and then purl or knit the last stitch on every row through the back of the stitch and I get a very neat edge, and you don't get that loose stitch on the ends.


Oct 26, 2015 05:48:52   #
kiwiannie
 
I slip p/wise on a purl row.
Oct 26, 2015 06:03:10   #
sdresner
 
This was really good information..thank you everyone
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