Does "sm" stand for "slip marker"?

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I'm kitting a shawl it says row 5- k2, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to the last 2 sts, yo, knit 2.
O.k. On row 7 it states to repeat rows 5 and 6.

My question is how can I slip the markers, when I removed the fist time I did row 5.

Thank you so much


Yes, "sm" or "sl m" stand for "slip marker". You do this by simply remove a stitch marker from your left hand needle and place it on your right hand needle (for right-handed knitter). Markers help keep track of important areas where changes occur so that we don't loose track or get confused.

You said, you removed the marker at row 5. Did you take it off the needle completely? If so, you can just place it back where it belongs on your next row (after the 2nd yarn over before the center k1).

I hope this helps. Thanks for submitting your question and visiting!

Have a great day,


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Feb 08, 2015
Your welcome
by: Ratchadawan

You're very welcome! I so glad I can help. I understand how frustrated it can be not to have help. Keep it up!


Feb 08, 2015
best help that I found!
by: Anonymous

I cannot express to you how greatful that I am to receive your help! When you live in a small town and don't know alot of people, sometimes you just quite knitting. Thank you.

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