If a pattern tells you to 'psso' it will have told you to 's1' (slip 1) previously.
For instance: k1, s1, k1, psso would mean knit 1, slip 1 (pass a stitch from left-hand needle to right without putting yarn round), knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch - using the tip of left-hand needle pull the previously slipped stitch over the knitted one you have just made on right hand needle.
By the way Jayne, the eyes on the pattern are knitted in, but I left that out and carried on with a plain face, and when Id finished the teddie after it was sewn up, I sewed in the eyes, nose,and mouth with black wool, so much easier.
Welcome Jayne! So glad you've found KAS. I look forward to getting to know you better through chatting around the forum. Like you I'm always looking to learn more about knitting and to continue building skills.
Have you seen the Ilga Leja design that she gave to KAS? You can find it on Sandy's blog - All for Orphans. http://allfororphans.com/kasdesigner-ilgaleja/ If you haven't done any illusion knitting before I think you'll find this fun.
Hi Jayne and welcome to KAS. Congratulations to your daughter, I'm sure she is very proud of her achievement and new found skill. I hope she has many years of happy knitting. KAS is so friendly and everyone is very helpful I'm sure you and your daughter will enjoy being part of it.
Happy Knitting and a big cuddle for your daughter.
Hi Jane! I agree we can always learn new skills and there's some great patterns here on KAS for knitting, or links to great patterns. I find Bev's Country Cottage a superb online source of crochet and knitting patterns if you ever want to take a look over there. :) If you like, check out the Main Page, in the header above, on it you'll find a link to the New Member Guide where it explains how to get where. We are working to simplify it! :)
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