Question on slipped stitches

pattern says

k2, sl1 to end
then
p2, sl1 to end

do i always slip knitwise? when not explicitly stated is it slip knitwise?

if it helps i am doing this pattern
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTviadiagonale.html

You can ask the designer herself for clarification.

whoa thanks! its not too bothersome for her to answer questions like this?

Nah, she won’t mind, I’m sure - she’s a very nice lady.

look…this was in their standard list of abbreviations so i would say it means to slip as if to knit.

sl slip
slp slip one as if to purl


but i must say these instructions in the pattern:

Slip Stitch Pattern
Note: When working a slip stitch pattern in the round, on even numbered rows you need to bring the yarn to the back of the work before you slip, then to the front of the work for the next purl stitch.

Make no sense to me…i suppose i would have to be working it to understand.

That’s pretty clear. Slip knitwise unless it’s a slp.


but i must say these instructions in the pattern:

Slip Stitch Pattern
Note: When working a slip stitch pattern in the round, on even numbered rows you need to bring the yarn to the back of the work before you slip, then to the front of the work for the next purl stitch.

Make no sense to me…i suppose i would have to be working it to understand.

Basically, it’s just telling you where to hold the yarn while you slip knitwise, then to bring it forward for the purl stitch. I’m sure when you’re in the middle of the work it’s easier to see how it should go.

sue