Help! Purl is coming out as garter stitch!

by Rose Eadle
(Uk )

s3p stitches.

s3p stitches.

I am knitting a baby cardi in garter stitch with a raised decorative shaping which should be stocking stitch. You slip 3 stitches purlwise, continue garter stitch and then the next row purl the 3 slipped stitches (all the rest garter) I have tied several times, the 3 stitches just look slightly raised instead of showing a different stitch…

Next Row. Cast off 3 3:4:4:4:4 sts, knit to end. 23 25:26:28:28:30 sts.
Next Row. Knit.
1st Row. K2, s3p, k1, s1, k1, psso, knit to end. 22 24:25:27:27:29 sts.
2nd Row. Knit to last 8 sts, k2tog, k1, p3, k2. 21 23:24:26:26:28 sts.
1st and 2nd rows set 3 sts of slip st stocking stitch and armhole shaping. Next Row. K2, s3p, knit to end.
Next Row. Knit to last 5 sts, p3, k2
These 2 rows make pattern

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May 27, 2022
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by: Rose Eadle

I have a photo of the knitting pattern , but unsure how to add it says too big

May 27, 2022
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Help! Purl is coming out as garter stitch
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your answer. The whole garment is knitted in garter stitch, there is a 3 stitch border along the armhole that is purl. You slip the 3 stitches purlwise and on the next row purl those 3 stitches. But when I do it they appear as garter stitch the same as the rest of the garment, in the picture this border is purl…

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I'm not sure what had happened there. If your is coming out as a garter stitch then I think it has something to do with the slipped sts.

When I tried knitting a sample border by following the instruction, I got what you saw on the picture. It's a raised stockinette border with garter edge at the end. It is not purl.
Do you have a photo that you can show me?

Ratcha

May 26, 2022
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Help! Purl is coming out as garter stitch!
by: Ratchadawan

Hello Rose,

You did right and please keep on knitting. You won't see decorative stitches raise up until you knit about 10 rows or so. pull the the yarn a little bit tighter than usual when knitting a stitch after slipped stitches. This will help them pop up more.

Thanks for the question.

Happy knitting!

Ratcha

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