Help with Matthew Shepard Scarf

drewbrake's picture

Could someone explain this part of the pattern for me.

At the end of each rs row and the beginning of ws rows there is a sl1 pwise in the pattern.

The slipped stitch never seems to get picked up in this pattern and I end up with a loop starting from row 1.

Is there something I'missing?

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Kal's picture

The Sl1 at the beginning of a

The Sl1 at the beginning of a row is for the purpose of leaving a clean looking edge. It is only the first stitch of a project that gets stitched this way. (On the Ravelry pattern it is only listed on the first stitch) Also, on projects in which you have to pick up the stitches on the side, this leaves a nice border to easily pick up from.

Kal's picture

The Sl1 at the beginning of a

The Sl1 at the beginning of a row is for the purpose of leaving a clean looking edge. It is only the first stitch of a project that gets stitched this way. (On the Ravelry pattern it is only listed on the first stitch) Also, on projects in which you have to pick up the stitches on the side, this leaves a nice border to easily pick up from.

michaelpthompson's picture

Where IS the pattern? I've

Where IS the pattern? I've never heard of this. I presume there is a history behind it. I have heard of Matthew Shepard.

michaelpthompson's picture

Thanks. The context helps.

Thanks. The context helps.

MMario's picture

That method of reading is

That method of reading is standard for charts of flat knitting.

AKQGuy's picture

Glad to hear you got it

Glad to hear you got it figured out. And for the record, even from the beginning pic of the Matthew Shepard scarf, I never doubted you coul knit. Your stitches looked great. Good luck with the rest of it.

drewbrake's picture

Just figured it out Myrna

Just figured it out

Myrna reads rs from Right to Left and ws from Left to Right