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Subject: Pretty please help with knitting
Date Posted: 3/14/2008 4:08 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2007
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I am teaching my self how to knit I have gone liek 25 line down or so. Well I am looking at patterns and I am seeing this

P3tog, P across to last 3 st, Slip Purlwise 3 times P3tog (12 st)

K3tog, K across to last 3 st, Slip Knitwise 3 times K3tog (8 st)

K2tog, K across to last 2 st, SSK (6 st)

K2tog, K across to last 2 st, SSK (4 st)

work in seed st for 1"

BO 4 st

Fold in half, WS facing and sew up seams

What does all of this mean. I have the knitting and crocheting for dummies but it does not explain is there a book that will tell me what all this means or can you tell me  :)

 

Thanks

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 8:41 PM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2005
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P3tog, P across to last 3 st, Slip Purlwise 3 times P3tog (12 st)

Purl 3 together as if all 3 are just 1 stitch.

Purl the rest until only 3 stitches remain.

Now, slip the next stitch as though you were going to purl it, but don't purl yet.

Slip the next st, and the last, so now you have 3 unfinished loops on your right needle.

Now,  insert the left needle behind those three, and purl them all at once as though they are just 1 purl stitch.

 

K3tog, K across to last 3 st, Slip Knitwise 3 times K3tog (8 st)

Now you are going to do something similar with K instead of P

Knit 3 stitches all at once as if they are just 1 knit stitch.

Knit across till only 3 stitches remain.

Now slip 1 stitch onto your right needle as if to knit it (thru the fron loop), but don't knit it yet.

Now slip the next and the next the same way.

Now knit those three together as if they are only 1 knit stitch.

As you can see, you are decreasing the number of stitches each row.  The remaining rows are done like the first 2, with fewer stitches in each row.

 

Hope this helps.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 8:43 PM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2005
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This is a good site where you can always get help:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/

Date Posted: 3/15/2008 3:25 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2007
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Thanks linda