designates a pattern designed for handspun yarn.
Commercially available yarn equivalents are also provided.
The Knitty Level of Difficulty Index[Kind of like a menu. But not really.]
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.
The Knitty Standard
Book of British Birds[the key
to our abbreviations &
Information about blocking can be found here and here.
bind off [cast off]
double pointed needles[s]
When working I-cord, work is not turned. Instead of turning the work around to work back on the WS, slide all sts to the other end of the needle, switch the needle back to your left hand, bring the yarn around the back of the work, and start knitting the sts again. After the first 2 sts, give the yarn a sharp tug. Repeat this row to form I-cord. After a few rows, the work will begin to form a tube.
knit through back of loop
knit two together
knit into front and back of stitch
Make 1 stitch: Insert left needle, from front to back, under strand of yarn which runs between last stitch on left needle and first stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through back loop. 1 stitch increased.
purl two together
purl into front and back of stitch
pass slipped stitch[es]
rev St st
reverse stockinette stitch
slip 1 stitch, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over
slip 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit those 2 stitches together
slip 2 stitches as if to purl, then purl those 2 stitches together
slip one as if to purl
through back of loop[s]
Wrap and turn. Bring yarn to front of work between needles, slip next st to right-hand needle, bring yarn around this st to back of work, slip st back to left-hand needle, turn work to begin working back in the other direction.
repeat directions between ** as many times as indicated