ok so maybe this question has already been asked but I can't seem to find it so I am going to ask anyways.
When asked to [COLOR="Red"]slip fist stitch on RS row [/COLOR]is this slipping [COLOR="red"]purlwise or knitwise [/COLOR]I am Knitting my first sock.
Always slip Purl-wise unless the pattern specifically states otherwise.
:waah: oh crap that why my heel looks funny i'll have to frog my entire heel :waah: Thanks love.
the good thing about socks, is that if you remember where you 'messed up' on sock #1, and you deliberately do the same 'mistake' on sock #2, it magically stops being a mistake and becomes a design feature
Can I add to this question? I'm wondering if this only applies to socks. Because when I read basic stitch tutorials they always say for a SSK you should slip 2 knitwise then knit them together. But when I took a sock class the teacher said always slip purlwise unless the pattern states otherwise. So I'm confused.
If an ssk is requested then the pattern DOES specifically ask for you to slip knitwise - because that is how an ssk is performed. But if it just says "slip one" then you slip it purlwise. Because (standard) is that if you are to slip a stitch knitwise it will say "slip knitwise"
When you slip for a decrease, as in SSK or SKP, you slip knitwise.
another rule of thumb I've heard - If all you are doing is slipping, slip purlwise; if the slipped stitch is part of a decrease - slip knitwise. (unless otherwise speccified, of course)
Thanks guys and I am proud to say I am on the move again with my sock I have turned the heel and now I am almost finish with the gusset Yeah for me, I feel accomplished now that I am actually knitting a sock it's a real high!!