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Nanado Fri 11-Jan-13 16:51:37

How does one do a P2tog tbl? I know it means through back of loops. But what loops? confused

Marelli Fri 11-Jan-13 16:55:32

Through the back of the stitch, Nanado. Holding your right needle, go round the back of the 2 stitches on the left needle and purl them together. Sounds odd, but that's what you do!

Grandmama Fri 11-Jan-13 17:03:31

It's fiddly, I've just had a go on DD's cardi. I slightly stretched the two stitches to be worked by putting the needle in the front of the stitches and pulling down a bit. Then I put the right hand needle round the back of the knitting, pushed it through the second stitch and then tried to keep it on the needle while pushing the other stitch on to the needle. Does that make sense?

Nanado Fri 11-Jan-13 17:08:40

Tried it Marelli and I ended up with another stitch where my wool has gone over my needle. Where have I gone wrong?

Nanado Fri 11-Jan-13 17:09:39

Sorry grandmama totally lost!

Nanado Fri 11-Jan-13 17:12:07

Done it! I sat back and thought about what you both said, then the penny dropped. Many thanks [cupcakes] wine

Mishap Fri 11-Jan-13 17:13:52

Instead of poking the needle through the front of the two stitches that you are pearling together, poke it through the back of them - pull the wool through as normal and Bob's your uncle! It is slightly fiddly as you have to stretch the stiches a bit.

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Marelli Fri 11-Jan-13 17:54:55

You've got it - well done!

Nelliemoser Fri 11-Jan-13 18:18:38

These things are often a lot easier to do with the needles in your hand than to try to imagine how they are done.

Riverwalk Fri 11-Jan-13 18:31:24

Ladies, if you're looking for something to knit for your grandsons


Mishap Fri 11-Jan-13 18:43:34

Good lord! - don't think I'll be knitting that one!!

Riverwalk Fri 11-Jan-13 19:05:21

Nice body though! wink