How do I do slk2p?

I find this on the Saroyan scarf from Ravelry 13th row and on the 14th row, I have an extra stitch! I am slipping one, knitting two and passing the slipped stitch over both of them.

Thanks for any help you can give me.
Row 12 (p4, k1fb, k2, p1, k3) slm, p to m, slm, k4.

Row 13 k4. slm, k to m, slm, (k2, p1, k1, p4, slk2p, k1)

Row 14 (p2tog, bind off 3, k1, p1, [B]k3[[/B]) slm, p to m,slm, k4
The k3 in Row 14 BEFORE THE MARKER which I tried to make bold is where I have four stitches. I have been knitting the last two together EVERY TIME I COME TO THIS AND NO ONE ELSE HAS MENTIONED A PROBLEM. IT’S DRIVING ME CRAZY.

slip one, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over
Here is a link if you need it to a similar stitch, the only difference is that yours has a k2tog in it instead of k1

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I have not done the pattern. But it seems strange:

row 12: increase by one (kfb once - 2 stitches out of 1)
row 13: decrease by 2 (slk2p once - 1 stitch out of 3)
row 14: decrease by one (p2tog once)
then bind off a few and so on.

do I assume right that the knitting is very textured? that this will not create a flat fabric of any kind?


That’s usually explained by slip 1, k2[I]tog[/I], pass the slip st over. Your pattern should have a definition up between the gauge and the cast on instructions, or at the end of the pattern.


I am answering my own thread since all I had to do was go to the Glossary and solve everything. Sorry for wasting everyone’s time.

It’s not a waste really, someone else may have the same question. And there’s a couple stitch patterns where you do actually slip 1, k2 sts, psso both knit sts.

I’m having the same trouble as the day above Who ended up with an extra stitch, even though I follow the pattern.

Where I actually got the extra stitch was in row 12 and I don’t understand why? What am I doing wrong?

Welcome to KH!

You should have an extra stitch in row 12. The kfb (knit front and back) is an increase of one stitch.
On row 13 there is a decrease of 2sts, the slk2p (slip one, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over).

Do you mean an extra one in addition to the kfb?

Here’s a video for the kfb and a smoother kfb alternative in case you need it.

Are you doing a k2tog, or k2? It’s usually a double decrease.

But as salmonmac explained, there’s also a separate increase.