What does "slip 1 purlwise dropping the extra loop" mean?


I’m making this baby blanket for a friend.

Forum won’t let me add the link to the project because I just signed up! Sorry!

Relatively new to knitting but really wanted to give it a try. I know how to slip 1 purlwise" but am not sure what slip 1 purlwise and dropping the extra loop means.

I think it means instead of transferring the slip to the other needle, you drop it ?

Can anyone explain this? Thanks so much!

No. I don’t think dropping a slipped st. is a good idea. We need to know more.

Can you type the row plus the before and after this directive? Would help a lot. Perhaps there’s a yarn over on the previous row or something causing the ‘extra loop’? Name the pattern if you can.
Is it a lacy type project? They must want some holes in it for a reason.

Yes–when you drop an ‘extra’ loop, you have to have created it on the previous row, so there’s probably a yarn over, or even a double yarn over, on the row before this one. That’s what gets dropped, not a real stitch.

So here are the instructions. Can’t post the URL - site wont let me.


Slip Stitch Pattern (multiple of 4 sts + 11):

Row 1 (RS): Using B, k1, p1, k5, *k1 winding yarn around needle twice, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p1, k1.

Row 2: K1, p1, k1, p4, [B]*slip 1 purlwise dropping the extra loop,[/B] p3, rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k1, p1, k1.

Row 3: K1, p1, k5, *slip 1 purlwise, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p1, k1.

Row 4: K1, p1, k5, *yf, slip 1 purlwise, yb, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, p1, k1.

The ‘extra loop’ referred to is the one from the row above it - k1 winding [B]yarn around needle twice. [/B]When you get to that stitch let the extra loop slip off the needle and just slip the remaining loop/stitch. It makes an elongated stitch.

Thank you - that makes sense now. Here I go!

Agree 100%