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maui babe
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I'm working on a lacy knitting pattern and the directions say:

slip, slip, knit - slip next two stitches knitwise, one at a time, to right-hand needle. Insert tip of left-hand needle into fronts of these stitches, from left to right. Knit them together. One stitch has been decreased.

I do it over and over and I can't see any way that it is different than just knitting 2 stitches together. Am I missing something?

Also, does anyone know of a website or book that demonstrates circular knitting with double pointed needles? My last effort worked all right, but I definitely need some help.

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Well... I *think* you're supposed to slip them with the yarn knit-wise, like it says, and then my instinct would be to purl them with the left needle. Otherwise, yeah, you're just knitting the two together in way too many steps. So, does that make sense? You insert the left needle in the fronts of them, bring the yarn around from the back, and then purl it through using the left needle. The result would be a twisty knit decrease. Or I could just be wrong [Smile]

Any book with sock patterns should show circular knitting with double pointed needles, as that is one of the most sensible ways to knit a sock.

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I've used this stitch and made a left-slanting decrease (while knit to is a right slanting decrease).

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It's a decrease, but it slants the other way than knitting two together.
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