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The Knitty Level of Difficulty Index

Suitable for beginners.
Relaxing, not mentally taxing.
Knitting as therapy.

Tired of rectangles? Ready for something more challenging? Try these.
Fun things with zing. A twist, even.

A little something for the seasoned knitter.
Daring but not exhausting.

Suitable for those with a lot of experience. Or patience. Or both.
These babies have teeth.
Hoo boy.

The Knitty Standard Book of British Birds

alt alternate
approx approximately
beg begin[ning]
BO bind off [cast off]
cab cable
CC contrasting color
cn cable needle
CO cast on
cont continue[ing]
dec decrease[ing]
dpn double pointed needles[s]
foll follow[s][ing]
g grams
inc increase[ing]
incl including
inst instructions
k knit
k tbl knit through back of loop
k2tog knit two together
m meter[s]
MC main color
m1 make one stitch
mm millimeters
mult multiple
opp opposite
oz ounces
p purl
p2tog purl two together
patt[s] pattern[s]
psso pass slipped stitch[es] over
rem remaining
  rep repeat
rev St st reverse stockinette stitch
RS right side[s]
rnd[s] round[s]
sc single crochet
  SSK slip 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit those 2 stitches together
SSP slip 2 stitches as if to purl, then purl those 2 stitches together
sl slip
slp slip one as if to purl
sl st slip stitch
st[s] stitch[es]
St st stockinette stitch
tbl through back of loop[s]
tog together
WS wrong side[s]
YO yarn over
* * repeat directions between ** as many times as indicated