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Psso confusions

by Jan
(Edmonds, WA)



Question

Hello!
This is one instructions thats driving me crazy! No matter how many times I tried to follow the instructions, i always ended up with 23 stitches but still have 4 more loops to go.

Here's the row with 23 stitches:
P1, k2tog, k3, YO, k1, YO, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, YO, k1, YO, k3, slip 1, k1, psso, p1

So far I understand p1, Knit 2 together, knit 3, YO to move the yarn in front, knit 1, YO, knit 3, slip yarn from left needle to the right needle, k2tog,.......then I slip 1 stitch from the left needle to right needle and then I knit 1, then I pass over the second yarn from the right needle which ends up with 2 stitches added on the right needle...is that right? And so on....k3, YO, K1, YO, K3, slip 1, k1, psso (same method i stitched the first psso), p1. If you count total stitches it is 29 stitches!! Help! Smiles

Thanks so much!

Jan

Answer

Jan, on the first passover which is "sl1,k2tog,psso" you slip a stitch from left needle to right needle and then knit 2 together, then pass the slip st over the k2tog. This make 2 sts decrease. You should end up with just 1 st when complete sl1,k2tog,psso. I think you k1 intead of k2tog.

For the second psso which is "sl1,k1,psso", you slip a st to right needle and knit a st on left needle, then you pass the slipped st over the k1 st. This is a one st decrease.

I hope you find this helpful and if you need more help I will be happy to help out.

Happy Knitting,

Ratcha





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