This is the second in a two part series of videos showing the necessary stitches needed to knit the Secret of the Stole II swatch and subsequently the Stole as well. In this second video we tackle two more difficult stitches, the s1k2psso and the k3tog. We focus on row 19 of the swatch chart and work through the sequence several times to give you a good look how to work the stitches mentioned above.
The chart we are using in this video can be found in the files section of the Secret of the Stole II KAL yahoo group. This group is currently closed for new membership, but will reopen on March 21, 2008 for new members. The swatch chart will continue to be available on the site after that time.
Hi – Thanks for the video. I’ve been taught to slip a stitch as if to purl unless the pattern specifically says to slip as if to knit. The video shows slipping as if to knit. If I’ve slipped as if to purl whenever a slip was part of the sequence, what will that do to my stitches? Will they not appear to slant in the correct direction? Please advise. I’m always learning. Thanks again.
Thanks for your question. I think the main thing is to stay consistent. If you are happy with the look of your stitches and have been slipping the stitch to purl, then you should continue the same way.
Both ways of slipping the stitch will result in a left slanting decrease when the slipped stitch is passed over. However, the stitch that is slipped as if to knit will turn outwards and be slightly twisted when passed back over. If the stitch is slipped as to purl, the stitch will lay flat when passed back over and you will only see the front “leg” of the slipped stitch instead of both “legs” of the stitch.
The stitch in the video is slipped as if to knit, mainly because that is just my habit and the way I learned to do this sequence. Ultimately it is better to be consistent within a knitted piece than to worry about changing the way you do it midway. I hope this makes sense. Thanks again for asking…