Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Can you describe how you do this stitch?

Hi,

I just started my first swallowtail using Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud in lilac using #4 needles. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to do this stitch:

Sk2p, sl 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso

I get that you are supposed to decrease 2 stitches but I'm not sure about the first action: Sk2p.

Thanks for your help!!

Sue

4 comments:

Laura said...
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Laura said...

oops. made a boo-boo.

so, you slip one stitch, knit the next 2 stitches together and then pass the slipped stitch over. A video can be found here:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/abbreviations_explained/

Laura said...

Just to add - I'm pretty sure that sk2p is just an abbreviation of 'sl 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso'.

Sue McNamara said...

Thanks Laura,

I thought the sk2p was part of the maneuver, thanks for the explanation.

Sue