Saturday, February 11, 2006

Another question....

OK. I am crusing along on my sock. I'm counting, and picking up stitches alongside the heel.l I'm feeling pretty cocky. Then I come to the instruction .....

2nd needle K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K to end of needle.

I got the K's I got the Sl's, I can P with the best of them. According to the abbreviation guide PSSO means, Pass Slip Stitch Over. I know. I know. Not rocket science, some of you are thinking. Others are thinking, And she wants to knit LACE??? Is it so painfully simple as to mean that you slip a stitch that you slipped from the row before? Or is it deeper than that. Hidden knitters code. Like the DaVinci Code. The Knitters Code, unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe to save Mankind. Or at least keep their feet warm.

A pitiful plea at best from a humble wannabe sock knitter.

On a good note, I put my proverbial foot down and told M that she had to finish her scarf this weekend. It has been on the loom now around a month and I have some experimentation to do in all of my spare time. She just finished off!! Now the cut off and fringing. This is monumental! WOW! I'm excited for her!

In any case HELP please so I can get on with my sock.

Thanks in advance

5 comments:

Kate, the Odd Ball Knitter said...

Pass the stitch you slipped over the stitch you knit. It just a decrease stitch and you'll use plenty of them when you start knitting lace.

Anonymous said...

lace is easier than socks. I can do lace. that is saying something too. f it is cold in my house

Liz said...

ok wtf iam not anonymous it is just me liz

jackie said...

Kate! YOu are officially the knitting goddess! I have several knitting books and not a one of them actually tells a body what the abbreviations ACTUALLY mean. PSSO, they say, means "Pass Slip Stitch Over" Which means ????? Maybe I should get knitting for dummies.

LIz I was thinking about you yesterday and how you were faring in the cold.

Liz said...

was cold briefly, but warmed up considerably. Gotta call the furnace guy today to check the lines, and get her fired up.