S1pwise Help

drewbrake's picture

Could someone help me with a technique issue.
I am knitting a Matthew Scarf and every w/s row starts with a s1pwise. My problem is if I make a mistake and have to unpick my stitches and reknit the s1pwise, I end up with a big ugly loop of yarn at the beginning of the row. I have tried twisting the s1pwis stitch before I reknit the s1pwise, but it is noticeable. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Drew

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I often modify the pattern so

I often modify the pattern so I slip the last stitch purlwise, moving the yarn in front. Then I just knit the first stitch as normal. You still get the chain edge effect but I find - for me - that the chain edge is more even, even if I have to pick it back out and reknit. For some odd reason, though, I find I don't forget to slip the stitch very often - unlike slipping the first stitch. Maybe it's because of using this same technique for so many years.

MMario's picture

it should even out on

it should even out on blocking. but you can redistribute some of the yarn back to the stitch next to it with a little judiscious poking with your needle tip.