2sctog versus 2 sc in next st.

November 15, 2007 at 8:27 am Leave a comment

“Dear SweaterBabe,

The instruction says ‘1 sc in first st, 2sctog, work to within last 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, 1 sc in last sc.’

What is the different between 2sctog and 2 sc in next st?  I’m not understanding if I should put 2sctog all the way to the end or is it telling me just at that st or continue doing sc after I do the 2sctog?  Need help.  Thank you.” — Robin

Dear Robin,

The instructions: ‘1 sc in first st, 2sctog, work to within last 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, 1 sc in last sc.’ mean this:

1 sc in the first st

Work the next 2 sts together by inserting hook in 1st, yo, pull loop through, inserting hook in 2nd st, yo, pull loop through, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.  A 2sctog is completed.

Now, the “work to within last 2 sts” sounds to me like “1 sc in next st and eash st across until you reach the last 2 sts.”

Now you have 2 sts left at the end of the row.  In the1st one, do an increase by working 2 separate sc’s into it.

The last st, you just do the 1 sc in last st as instructed.

I am assuming that this is a basic sc stitch fabric that you are making.  It’s not so clear from the snippet, but I think a safe assumption.

Hope that answers the question!  (I would have written it differently).



p.s. If you have other thoughts for Robin, please post a comment!

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