Friday, February 4, 2022

Razor Shell Variation


Sample knit with worsted weight yarn on US 6 needles

Multiple of 8 + 1

Row 1 (ws): purl

Row 2: k1 *yo, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k1; rep from *

Repeat these two rows for the pattern.

You may notice in the video that for the first sl 1-k2tog-psso, I slipped the stitch knitwise, and in the two subsequent repeats, I slipped it purlwise.  As you can see from the picture of the sample, there really isn't a difference in appearance based on how the stitch was slipped.  Slip the stitch however you prefer for this stitch pattern.  Generally, if a pattern does not state which way to slip, you should slip purlwise.  When a stitch is slipped purlwise, the stitch doesn't change - meaning the orientation of the stitch remains the same.  Slipping knitwise twists the stitch so that the left leg of the stitch is in front of the needle. 

Happy Knitting!

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