I picked up my knitting after many years and am enjoying the feel of it again. I started a shawl but gave up on it 'cos it was too boring. Then I started a scarf and gave up on it 'cos it was too wide. (Hands up anyone else who has failed dismally on a SHAWL!)
Anyway, I decided to use my old wool just to do some practice in following stitches and seeing what they turned out like, following a knitting book I’ve had for years. (building up to knitting a shawl again maybe). I have two questions, which we can refer to as 1 and 2.
- Pyramid pattern: 3rd row: K1 *K up 1, K2, sl 1, K1,psso, P6 K2 tog, K2, K up 1, K1, rep from * to end.
I can do all this except the K up 1. What does that mean? The only thing I can find refers to knitting up in order to do neck bands etc. If it’s supposed to be an increase why isn’t it one of the regular type? You understand that these are sample squares and the number of stitches per row is supposed to stay the same.
- Lace knitting (again the number has to stay the same)
1st row K1, *yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K3, K2 tog, yfwd, K1, rep from * to end. I can do all that BUT when I do yfwd and then sl 1 they are kind of tangled up together and when I come to psso I can’t really see which one to pull back over.
Can anyone help me with one or the other?