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Cheerleader9
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Posted - 05/14/2007 :  11:40:16 AM  Show Profile Send Cheerleader9 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm stuck again[crazy] Sarakate are you there Directions are: K2 tog K1, place marker. Do number of stitches and then K1, SSK.
Question again is: Do I need to switch the 2 and do the SSK first and then the K2 Tog? The dumbest question is: Do these stitches go straight up or are they suppose to slant a certain direction

I know that after I finish this one sock I'll be able to see what the heck I'm doing[:00]
Barb in AZ

YarnAndCoffee
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Posted - 05/14/2007 :  12:57:19 PM  Show Profile Send YarnAndCoffee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No no -- just follow the directions. The K2tog with slant one way, and the SSK will slant the other, and then the two sides of the sock will be mirror images of each other (which is what you want). Do it in exactly the order that it says. And it will all work out like magic!

-Elizabeth in Alabama
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denmark
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Posted - 05/14/2007 :  1:27:03 PM  Show Profile Send denmark a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Your SSK decreases will look less "wonky" if you knit thru the back loop of your SSK stitch on the next (non-decrease) row. Just a tip I picked up on KR about 10 socks ago!

Beth
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sarakate
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Posted - 05/14/2007 :  1:32:04 PM  Show Profile Send sarakate a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hah! I knew I should have just gone ahead and told you what to do when you got to the gussets. :)

You don't need to switch. As we established when we were talking about this last time, your K2tog and SSK slant the opposite way from those of an unmirrored knitter. However, you're also moving around the tube of fabric in the opposite direction. The two opposites cancel each other out, sort of like a double negative, with the end result that you just keep the same decreases that the pattern calls for.

To let you check your work, gusset decreases on a sock slant toward the sole of the foot. They're also strong decreases, which means that the same column of stitches will be the "survivor" (the one that ends up on top of the decrease) every time you do them, giving you a nice clear straight line of decreases.
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Cheerleader9
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Posted - 05/14/2007 :  2:28:56 PM  Show Profile Send Cheerleader9 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ok dear ones, I got the word to proceed as directed by a righthanded author Beth, you'll have to tell me what "wonky" looks like[:00] Do not want my first sock to look wonky. Great hint. Elizabeth, is there really a word "magic" when doing socks I'll get back to you all when the magic starts Thank you Sarakate. I knew you were there somewhere waiting for my next question

One final question..Are you all lefties?
Barb in AZ
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Cheerleader9
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Posted - 05/16/2007 :  05:50:48 AM  Show Profile Send Cheerleader9 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi all. I posted a note over on the sock forum thanking you for your help and boasting about my first sock I'm sure I'll be checking back in when I get to the toe You're right Elizabeth. It is magic
Barb in AZ
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