Learn the difference between slipping a stitch purlwise and and slipping it knitwise.
Hi, this is Amanda from Berroco, and I'll be demonstrating the difference between slipping a stitch purlwise and slipping it knitwise. In most cases, you're going to be slipping it purlwise, unless your knitting instructions tell you otherwise. To slip a stitch purlwise, you insert your needle into the next stitch as if to purl, and just slide it from your left needle to your right needle. To slip a stitch knitwise, insert your needle as if to knit, and then slip that from your left needle to your right needle.
And when you look at the two next to each other you can see the difference. On the one that's been slipped purlwise, the right-hand leg of the stitch is in the front of the needle and the left-hand leg is in the back. And then if you look at the one that was slipped knitwise, the right-hand leg is in the back and the left-hand leg is in the front. That's all there is to it - thanks for watching.
Learn how to work the following decreases: SKP, SK2P, and S2KP.
Hi, this is Amanda from Berroco and I’ll be demonstrating some of the most commonly used decrease stitches in our patterns. The yarn I’m using is Berroco Vintage. In this video, I’ll be covering slip one knit one pass slipped stitch over, slip one knit two together pass slipped stitch over, and slip two knit one pass two slipped stitches over.
Slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over is abbreviated as SKP, and this stitch is also exactly like it sounds - you slip the first stitch, then you knit the next one, then you pass that first slipped stitch up and over your knitted stitch and off the tip of your needle.
Slip one, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over is abbreviated as SK2P. This stitch is similar to just an SKP, but you decrease two stitches. So, you slip the first stitch, then knit two together, and then pass the slipped stitch up and over your knit two together and off the tip of the needle. And two stitches are decreased.
Slip two, knit one, pass two slipped stitches over is abbreviated as S2k1psso or S2KP. And this stitch is also related to the SKP and decreases two sts instead of one, but it creates a different look than the slip one, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over. To work the stitch, you slip the next two stitches on your needle, then knit one, then pass those two slipped stitches up and off the end of the needle. And this creates a centered-looking double decrease.