Brand new to knitting … my first project underway. Well, it’s my second “attempt.” The first was an impulse buy at a knitting shop in Charlottesville, VA. Beautiful wool warn at “fine” weight with a pattern for fingerless gloves and 5 double pointed needles. What in the heck was I thinking? The clerk told me it was an easy pattern. After 8 hours of utter frustration, I decided to get real and start with something easy like an afghan.
So, I have the knittinghelp app and love it. I’m struggling with combining a few of the knitting terms, however.
Here’s what the pattern says (I find it easier to keep track of them vertically):
Step 1: SL 1k,
Step 2: k1
Step 3: sl 1p
Step 4: k1
Step 5: psso
Step 6: K1B Inc
Step 7: *k2
Step 8: sl 1
Step 9: k1
Step 10: psso
Step 11: K1B Inc
Step 12: rep from * to last st
Step 13: k1
I have the following questions:
Step 1 - is that slip a stitch knit-wise?
Step 3 - is that slip a stitch perl-wise?
Step 12 - Does that mean start over at * (Step 7), but not sure which is the last step?
Oh, and the other note about my first “attempt” I could not, for the life of me, keep my stitches a comfortable tension. The tips of my fingers were practically raw from trying to force the needle through the stitches. I’m not sure if the size of the needle contributes to this, but hope my new size 10 will be better than the 5’s I tried my first project with.
Thanks for the help.
Deb from Richmond