Hi Kath. I don't have time right now to try to find a you tube example, but let me see if I can explain it.
First of all, yes! You do start by doing a k2tog. But DO NOT let go of the old stitches on the left needle. After that first k2 tog (which is the first k1 in the parenthesis), bring the yarn to the front between the needles and then over the right needle to the back (just like a regular yo- you're just doing it while these other stitches are messing with you), then go back into those 2 stitches that you have knit together once already- and knit 1 through them again (DO NOT let them go off the left needle yet!!). Then bring the yarn to the front between the needles and over the right needle to the back (the second yo in the line), then knit those same 2 stitches together again and let them go off the left needle. You will have created 5 stitches out of the original 2.
So I didn't have time to search you-tube, but I love to draw. :O So I did a small visual.
The green stitches are the 5 new ones: k1,yo,k1,yo,k1. All of them have been done through the two orange ones that you knit together for the very first k1. This drawing is what it would look like after the 5 new stitches are formed, but before the 2 old stitches are slipped off the left needle.
Hope this helps! (and I hope this image will load!)
Peggy Sue, you have become incredible with your explanations and I love your drawing!
Great explanation and picture! When you do one for Kitchener stitch (just the regular Kitchener), I'd love to see it. I'm fine with it, but I have a friend who just can't get it unless I'm there walking her through it every single time. Obviously my explanation, doing it & even a card with the steps written out are just not making sense to her!
Maybe she's a visual learner like me! :) A diagram just makes it. I'll try to get it done and put it someplace conspicuous. :)
Thanks Buffy. :)
great explanation- love your visual, too! annekat
Thanks Cheryl and kittenseventoes!! I really enjoy drawing stuff like that and the explanation part. I have a series I want to do for kitchener stitch but keep forgetting about it. The written directions of purl this knit that, etc etc etc just leave me tired. Then when you get someone who purls in the Eastern combined method, it is just a mess. I'm hoping the visual I have in mind will help, and it even works for grafting garter stitch!! :)
Yes, I've learned that the mantra of "knit, purl; purl, knit" for the st st kitchner, becomes "knit, purl; knit, purl" or at least that is how I remember it off the top of my head. Hmmmm..... I best go check that out.
Yep, checked it out and I did it correct!
OMGosh... this is AWESOME - I totally get it now!!!
YOU ARE AMAZING - that picture is great as well, that is SO AMAZING!!!!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
I think I figured out what I want to be when I grow up! An illustrator for knitting manuals! Lol. Wonder how to break into that market. :) And can I do it from home? Lol.
You're hired!! As soon as I have one that needs illustrating! =))
Seriously! That's a fantastic graphic!
Thanks Nutty! And sounds good! :)
Just for the fun of it- I'll show you one I did last year from watching a Knitting Daily show. It was demonstrated and I didn't want to forget how to do it, so sat down and made a 3x5 index card of the technique after the show was over. :) To keep in my notions bag, of course. :)