Help Understanding Pattern


#1

I am wanting to try the Shawl-in-a-Ball yarn at Walmart (only “hobby” store near by - really sad) that had a nice looking shawl on it - I figured the pattern would be inside. Not there, but I did find it online. Anyway, the pattern calls out some instructions that don’t make sense to me. The pattern is available here: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/sedona-triangle-shawl.html

Here’s what I don’t get:
Row 3 says to place markers and the note after row 3 says that every time I come to a marker I slip the stitch. It doesn’t say purlwise or knitwise, so should I assume purlwise.

Next question: Again with the note after row 3, slip the marker each time I come to it. Row 4 doesn’t say to slip the markers, but other rows do, such as rows 5 and 7. So do I slip the stitches/markers on each row or not?

I have to admit, it took me a few minutes to figure out that sm meant slip marker as it wasn’t defined in the “abbreviations” section.

Thanks for the help.


#2

Hi there!!

You will be slipping the markers every row, whether they say to or not. Thanks

Knitcindy


#3

Forgot to answer your first question:

You’re not supposed to slip a stitch, you are slipping the marker. So it doesn’t matter if it’s purl or knit-wise.

Knitcindy