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I am working on a dishcloth from the mason-dixon book.<br>
In the instructions it says to slip a stitch purlwise, now when I do this isn't the yarn supposed to be held to the front. Why I find this confusing is that the instructions also tell you when to yarn front and yarn back. But then sometimes it just says slip a stitch purlwise (without the direction of yf or yb). I know that this is a silly question, but I'm still learning. Thanks, Nikki<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Not a silly question at all.<br><br>
When it says to slip a stitch purlwise, all that means is that you insert the right needle into the stitch on the left needle the same way you would if you were about to purl the stitch. Don't mess with the placement of the yarn unless it tells you to.<br><br>
So, if you were going along, with the yarn in back, and you come to the slip stitch, keep the yarn in back while you stick the right needle (right to left) into the stitch.<br><br>
Hope that helps.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Not a silly question at all.<br><br>
When it says to slip a stitch purlwise, all that means is that you insert the right needle into the stitch on the left needle the same way you would if you were about to purl the stitch. Don't mess with the placement of the yarn unless it tells you to.<br><br>
So, if you were going along, with the yarn in back, and you come to the slip stitch, keep the yarn in back while you stick the right needle (right to left) into the stitch.<br><br>
Hope that helps.</div>
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Thank you!!!! I kept trying to google about this last night (I was up till two in the morning knitting<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:, but every definition I found was different). Thanks again!
 

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In the pattern you are working, on the wrong side it often tells you to bring the yarn to the front before slipping, and on the right side you just leave the yarn in back and slip. That is how you get those bars that make a brick-looking pattern. Cool, isn't it?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">In the pattern you are working, on the wrong side it often tells you to bring the yarn to the front before slipping, and on the right side you just leave the yarn in back and slip. That is how you get those bars that make a brick-looking pattern. Cool, isn't it?</div>
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Yes, I finally figured it out, and my dischcloth is looking like the one in the book<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> . Thanks!
 
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