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Sl1 - Knitwise or Purlwise

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    Sl1 - Knitwise or Purlwise

    My understanding (which could be entirely incorrect) is that Slip 1 (Sl1) means slip the next stitch on the left needle to the right needle knitwise unless noted. I did some lace rows on a shawl that way and it came out great.

    Then, I was looking at some instructions where they had a knitting abbreviation key that defined Sl1 as slip purlwise unless noted.

    What is the proper way to Sl1 if not noted in the pattern?
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    #2
    I thought it was slip it purlwise. Moving it purlwise does not change the stitch's orientation, knitwise twists it.
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      knitter131 commented
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      I agree with lovestostitch - if it doesnโ€™t specify, it would be a slip as if to purl.

    #3
    I've always understood that you were supposed to slip stitched purlwise unless otherwise noted. Like lovestostitch said, slipping knitwise twists the stitch, and slipping purlwise doesn't.
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      #4
      This is my experience with patterns.
      If you are making a ssk decrease (like in most lace patterns ) the stitch is slipped knitwise.
      If it is only a slip stitch and not part of a decrease, then you should slip it purlwise with yarn in back. unless otherwise noted.

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        #5
        Thank you everyone! I have been doing it wrong but at least my lace portion came out nice anyway. Hey, maybe I made up a new lace - highly doubtful but a girl could wish! ๐Ÿคญ
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