Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Question about the Dagmara Berztiss square

Hi all,
My name is Andrea and I live in Argentina. I've been lurking for a while, but now I would appreciate your help with a question about the Dagmara Berztiss square.
One of the instructions for the square is to "decrease 4" ("DEC 4): With yarn in front, sl 3, *pass 2nd st on RH needle over first (center) st, sl center st back to LH needle and pass 2nd st over it*, sl center st back to RH needle; rep from * to * once more, p center st. My first question is, do you think I should slip those first 3 stitches knitwise or purlwise? Also, to any of you who have knit this square, do you get a hole as a result of the decrease? I made a few tries and got a hole, but I don't see one in the pictures, so I assume I'm doing something wrong, and I may have more questions later!
Thanks for any help,
Andrea