Tuesday, April 18, 2006


I'm starting on the back darts. When I perform the s2kp2, the marked stitch is not the K1 or 'center' stitch of the decrease, but is the second slipped stitch of the 's2'. Is this right? Do you then remove the marker and put it on the center stitch?


At 9:36 AM, Blogger Lori said...

I think this sounds right, but let me expand the description so you can tell if this is what you're seeing.

The s2kp2 decrease is a centered double decrease that reduces 3 sts to 1 st. The middle st of the 3 should end up on top, and the decrease is dead-vertical (without a noticeable slant). You want the previously marked st to be the center st that ends up on top when this decrease is finished.

If you knit in the conventional manner, when you insert your needle as if to k2tog, the first st the needle tip enters should be the previously marked st.

After working k1, pass 2 slipped sts over, the previously marked st should be the prominent st pointing straight up at the center of the finished decrease.

After working several decreases, they should also line up vertically, one above the other. This means that if you trace a single stitch column in the fabric with your finger, all the decreases will be stacked neatly in that same stitch column.

Yes, you reposition the marker by hanging it in the center stitch of each new decrease so you can easily find that same stitch column again and keep the decreases aligned.

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Sherry W said...

Thank you so much, I think I was doing it right, but better to ask then to rip later...


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