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Sep 20, 2019 09:26:41   #
A cardigan pattern I want to make says "MK" and defines it as K1,p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 all into next st, then pass 6th,5th,4th,3rd,2nd and 1st sts. over 7th st. How on Earth do you do this? Thank you!
Sep 20, 2019 09:36:54   #
WOW! sorry I can't help looks hard to do, hope someone here can help you out.
Sep 20, 2019 09:40:58   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
pattern name (link is best) may help us help you.
For me, this reads more like a bobble or nupp than a `MK` (make knot) ... but I could be incorrect

Make a swatch and practice it until you are pleased with the results.
Sep 20, 2019 09:41:21   #
sharmend (a regular here)
Yikes! Good luck on that one.
Sep 20, 2019 09:46:03   #
The pattern is in a Sirdar book called Snuggly DK knits with no pattern number
Sep 20, 2019 09:46:48   #
Definitely sounds "bobbly" to me too. Do you have a pic of pattern to send?
Sep 20, 2019 10:01:38   #
You slip the stitches one at a time over the seventh stitch.
Sep 20, 2019 10:03:10   #
It's a bobble and is not as hard as it sounds. But it takes time and makes a definitely "hard" spot in your knitting. Just follow the instructions exactly and don't do it too tight. Or look up bobbles, nubs, etc. on Youtube to see it done. If you read the Irish wedding posts there are some patterns that have lots of bobbles listed in some of the responses.
Sep 20, 2019 10:16:38   #
woolywoman (a regular here)
I remember the first time I came across something like that and i thought someone is nuts. But it can be done and really its easy. Just keep moving the yarn back and forth and youll be surprised at just how easy it is. As i always say find the rhythym. As far sa pulling all the sts over 1 st, use a crochet hook if its easier for you. Yes, your st that you're knitting into will get stretched thats normal for this kind of st. I agree with whoever said make a swatch and practice it.
Sep 20, 2019 10:33:27   #
HandyFamily (a regular here)
mamaloves wrote:
A cardigan pattern I want to make says "MK" and defines it as K1,p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 all into next st, then pass 6th,5th,4th,3rd,2nd and 1st sts. over 7th st. How on Earth do you do this? Thank you!

1. You need to work relatively loosely.
2. There are too many stitches to be worked on a single stitch - it will be very difficult with the needle you are actually working with. Take a spare needle - any type, cable needle, whatever, best metal one, best somewhat smaller in size. Work one stitch (like, K1) and transfer it back to the main needle in your right (left, if you work with your left hand mainly) hand, do the next - again with the spare needle - in that same stitch - say, p1 - transfer that over etc. till you get all of them. Than take the smaller sized spare needle and start, one st. at a time, to pull the stitches over the last stitch on your needle - till you have them all down.
And after that you can pull the thread a bit to secure the stitch and make it less loose.

Bobbies look really nice once you get use to them.
Good luck!
Sep 20, 2019 11:23:36   #
Thank you all for the advice!
Sep 20, 2019 11:54:54   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
K1,p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 all into next st, then pass 6th,5th,4th,3rd,2nd and 1st sts. over 7th st.

The MK is used a lot in UK patterns. In my opinion, it is not as pretty as ones that are knit and purled (turning to the back, then front). Watch the youtube or do a search with the line at the top of my post, or just the word knit bobble.

This pattern has the same bobble mentioned. If you enlarge the picture of the collar (first one) you can see what that bobble looks like.

This person MAY have used a different bobble. Hard to tell.
Sep 20, 2019 12:16:28   #
It may help to use a crochet hook to pass the yarn over
Sep 21, 2019 06:19:43   #
It's a bobble. Just make the stitches very loose and it will be easier.
Sep 21, 2019 07:15:14   #
I've made that stitch, and it is Make Knot, sometimes called Popcorn or Bobble. Those last two are technically different, but some patterns do call one the other.

And that's what you are doing, making a knot. Not a tangle, but a bump. It is a bit awkward to do, but the directions are just as you say. Sometimes it is made on 5 sts instead of 7. You cast them on and then cast all but one off, ending up with one stitch in that spot.

If you do not like to do this, or if you do not like the way it looks or feels, you can omit it. Just don't start increasing in that st. Knit it and go on.
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