Sunday, June 04, 2006
MD Washcloth Desperation
Yes, you're doing all the bobble making in one stitch before you lift off the needle. You knit in the back, front and back again before you take the stitch off the needle. Yes, turn the whole thing (you'll be working only with those 3 stitches for a couple minutes) purl those three stitches. The yarn in the front to purl. Turn and knit them, turn and purl them. Turn and then slip the first stitch (I've been slipping knitwise) then knit two together and pass the slipped stitch over the one stitch you just made. You'll have one stitch left on your needle, which is what you started with. Now you can go back to the rest of the stitches, working them to the next bobble.
I hope this helps.
In general, whenever a pattern says to slip a stitch, you slip it purlwise unless the pattern specifies that it's supposed to be knitwise. So, once you slip the stitch, you'll knit two together, then lift the slipped stitch over the k2tog (which are now one stitch on your needle), just like you do when you're binding off. So you have created the bobble and returned to one stitch, thereby not changing your total stitch count!
Oops, I just saw that someone else has now posted, but maybe this will help too.
I've been ok with all the MD patterns, but I have a lace stole I'm working on that well, lets just say I've had to tink it back more times than I'd like to count 'cuz I forget which part of the pattern repeat I'm on! The row counters work really well for me for rows, but I haven't figured out a good system yet for keeping track of where I am within a row.