Hey eveyone! I need some help. A few weeks ago, I posted about the Blue sweater with stripes of a yarn-over pattern that I'd finished, and after some encouragement, I tried to write up the pattern for the sweater. A MWKer has generously offered to test-knit this for me, and with some feedback from him, I've realized that my instructions for one of the stitch patterns wasn't good.
This is a strange stitch from Barbara Walkers "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns" that she called "Tunisian knitting" .... no, it's not Tunisian crochet. The instructions she gives are for flat-knitting, and I experimented until I was able to get the stitch to work in the round, but when I went to write up the instructions, I glossed over a lot of the finer points that were important for getting this right.
The stitch consists of two rounds, and on the first round you don't actually do any knitting - it's all yarn-overs and slip stitches. But, the direction of both the yo and the sl st are important, and in my original instructions I had blindly left that out. I've copied my revised instructions below ... would any kind soul agree to attempt this and verify that it works? What you should end up with is something that looks very much like a double crochet, even though it's knitted. So, you get to learn an interesting and obscure stitch, if that's temptation enough.
Tunisian Knitting Stitch in the round
Two rounds are worked for one resulting round of this stitch (in the directions, these two worked rnds will be referred to as 1 rnd of Tunisian st).
Round 1 : * yo knitwise, sl st purlwise wyib. Repeat from *. Note that no stitches are made during this round.
Round 2 : * K the yo together with the sl st through the back loops. Repeat from *.
To make a right-leaning decrease (in place of K2tog), after the 2 sts are knit tog in Round 2, on the following round slip these sts back onto the left needle, pass the 2nd st over the 1st one, and then pass the remaining st back over to the right needle. To make a left-leaning decrease (in place of ssk), after the 2sts are knit tog in Round 2, on the following round pass the 2nd st on the right needle over the 1st st.