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Help reading pattern Please.....

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I am new to knitting (loving it), just came across something I have never seen before....example: Slip 2, p-(12,14/13,14).

What does p- mean???

Thanks so much for your help.
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p = purl..the options following it are in regard to the various sizes...12 for the smallest size...14 for the largest size.
thanks for sharing.

i see i'm not alone.

look at the wonderful help we get here.
P means to pearl. May I recommend any stitch your not sure about go to YouTube and learn the proper way to make that stitch. I've been knitting for a few years and still relay on youtube when I'm not sure.

It means "Purl" - You're supposed to enjoy knitting - don't make it a challenge for yourself!
The numbers in the brackets indicate the number of stitches for each size - 12 for small, 13, for medium, etc.
Move the stitch from one needle to the other without knitting it or purling it. Unless it tells you "knitwise" or "as if to knit" (meaning putting the needle into the stitch the same way you would to knit it, but just slip it from one needle to the other) you should do it as if you were going to purl it.
Thanks so much Roxy! You made my day. Been trying to figure that out and it just didn't make sense. Now I can tackle a pattern that I've been wanting to try. Your directions were very easy to understand. Thanks again.
When you sl2 generally you slip them from the left hand needle to the right hand needle with the right hand needle moving the stitch over as if to knit. Then the p stand for purl which you would purl the size sweater you are following, 12 or 13 or 14 and so on. If you have never learned how to pearl I would go to youtube web-site and ask for knitting and then purlling and they will show you step by step. Good luck
Remember, the numbers in parentheses are the number of stitches to purl, they are in order by sizes, Small to Large or XLarge.
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