Thursday, May 04, 2006

Hello there -

I've started my shawl ut am having a terrile time with the right slant decreases! I just can't seem to get it right. I've "frogged" my shawl once already. Is there someway I can get a diagram of what it should look like or how it should be done?

One frustrated knitter here! :)


Blogger Margaret Pittman/Heritage Yarns said...

Sue, it helps to have needles with good points. The points on my needles are a little too round and that is causing a little frustration. Try some with better points and see if it makes a difference.

7:21 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Argh. I just accidentally erased my comment. I'll try this again. If your problem is not understanding the instructions, I might be able to help.

1. Knit three stitches together through the back loops.

2. You have now turned three stitches into one stitch. Slip this stitch back to the left hand needle.

3. Now, slip the second stitch on the left hand needle over the first stitch on the left hand needle.

4. Now, slip the first stitch on the left hand needle back to the right hand needle without knitting it (because you've already knitted it in step one)

7:55 AM  
Blogger Margaret Pittman/Heritage Yarns said...

Great explanation, Kate! I didn't read your question closely enough, Sue. Sorry and hope this ends your frustration.

Kate, would you mind copying and pasting your comment as a new post? Others might have this question and you have stated it very clearly. Thank you!

11:10 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I would if I could figure out how to do it! I can copy fine, but when the posting window opens, the tool bar wtih the "paste" command goes away. Help??


11:58 AM  
Blogger D Lee said...

I've knitted about 15+ inches - the sides really pull in.

Is the pattern supposed to look like that until blocking?


12:08 PM  
Blogger fiberfanatic said...


Does your shawl look like the other pictures? Have you tried wet blocking it? Sounds as it if might be a good thing to try, to relieve some concern on your part. What yarn are you using?

Also, why not click on the link in the header, so you can be a member of the blog. I'm sorry I was away today so your question was delayed.

Mary Hunt

10:29 PM  

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