Slip 1st stitch on every row

by Sandra
(Santa Cruz)

The instructions for a knitted shawl say to slip the first stitch at the beginning of every row followed by these instructions:
Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1 (WS) purl
Row 2 (RS) Sl 1st, m1, (k1,yo,k1) in one stitch,m1, k1---7 stitches total

Okay, after that it says to purl all odd numbered rows but there is no mention of slipping the first stitch but in EVERY ONE of the even rows that is the first thing it says to do (slip the first stitch).

Does this mean I don't sl 1 st of the odd rows, only the even?

Thanks, thanks, thanks

YOUR ANSWER


Slip 1 stitch at the beginning of every row. The only reason that it is spelled out for the knit rows is that these are pattern rows and to not include the specific instruction for that first stitch would be extremely confusing.

The first instruction - to slip the first stitch n every row - is supposed to read in conjunction with subsequent instructions and to be considered a given.

It might have been clearer if they had done something like this instead:

Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1 (WS) and all following WS rows: Sl 1st, purl
Row 2 (RS) Sl 1st, m1, (k1,yo,k1) in one stitch,m1, k1---7 stitches total

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