Levels Of Difficulty
Levels Of Difficulty
Levels Of Difficulty
Suitable for beginners.
Relaxing, not mentally taxing.
Fun things with zing. A twist, even.
Friendly + unintimidating: very knittable by most knitters.
Something for the seasoned knitter.
Daring but not exhausting.
Probably not tv knitting.
For those with a lot of experience. Or patience. Or both.
These babies have teeth. Hoo boy.
Abbreviations + Techniques
[the key to our abbreviations & techniques]
|beading||Information about beading can be found here|
|blocking||Information about blocking can be found here and here.|
|BO||bind off [cast off]|
|cdd||centered double decrease; see S2KPO|
|colorwork||Information about colorwork can be found here|
|dpn||double pointed needles[s]|
|grafting||Information about grafting can be found here|
|i-cord||Using a double-point needle, CO sts as directed.
Next Row: Instead of turning work around to work back on the WS, slide all sts to other end of needle, switch needle back to your left hand, bring yarn around back of work, and start knitting the sts again. I-Cord is worked with the RS facing at all times.
Repeat this row to form I-cord. After a few rows, work will begin to form a tube.
|Jeny's Suprisingly Stretchy Bind Off||Information about Jeny's Suprisingly Stretchy Bind Off can be found here|
|Judy's Magic Cast On||Information about Judy's Magic Cast On can be found here|
|k tbl||knit through back of loop|
|k2tog||knit two together|
|kfb||knit into front and back of stitch|
|Kitchener Stitch||Information about the Kitchener Stitch can be found here|
|knitting in the round||use DPNs, 1 long circular for Magic Loop, or 2 circulars|
|LLI||[Left Lifted Increase] With left needle lift the stitch below the stitch just worked, and knit it. 1 stitch increased.|
|m1||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.
|M1L||[Make 1 Left] Insert left needle, from front to back, under strand of yarn which runs between next stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through back loop. 1 stitch increased|
|M1P||Make 1 purlwise.|
|M1R||[Make 1 Right] Insert left needle, from back to front, under strand of yarn which runs between next stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through front loop. 1 stitch increased.|
|p2tog||purl two together|
|pfb||purl into front and back of stitch|
|psso||pass slipped stitch[es] over|
|rev St st||reverse stockinette stitch|
|RLI||[Right Lifted Increase] With right needle lift the stitch below the next stitch, and knit it. 1 stitch increased.|
|S2KPO||slip 2 sts together as if to knit, knit next, pass 2 slipped sts over|
|SKP||slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped stitch over|
|SK2P||slip 1 stitch, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over|
|SSK||slip the next 2 stitches, 1 by 1, knitwise; insert the tip of the left needle from left to right into the fronts of those 2 sts and knit them tog. 1 st decreased.|
|SSP||slip the next 2 stitches as if to knit; return these stitches back to the left needle, then purl those 2 sts together through the back loop|
|slp||slip one as if to purl|
|sl st||slip stitch|
|St st||stockinette stitch|
|tbl||through back of loop[s]|
|Three-Needle Bind Off||Hold both pieces of knitting with right sides together.
Insert needle into first st on front needle and first st on back needle, and knit them together. *Repeat this for the next st on the front and back needles. Draw the first st worked over the second st.*
Repeat from * to * until all sts have been bound off.
Wrap & Turn [used when working short rows]
To wrap and turn on a RS row, knit to point specified in pattern, bring yarn to front of work between needles, slip next stitch to right-hand needle, bring yarn around this stitch to back of work, slip stitch back to left-hand needle, turn work to begin purling back in the other direction.
To wrap and turn on a WS row, purl to point specified in pattern, bring yarn to back of work between needles, slip next stitch to right-hand needle, bring yarn around this stitch to front of work, slip stitch back to left-hand needle, turn work to begin knitting back in the other direction.
Working Wraps Together with Wrapped Stitches:
When working a RS row: Knit to wrapped stitch. Slip next stitch from left needle to right needle, use tip of left needle to pick up "wrap" and place it on right needle, insert left needle into both wrap and stitch, and knit them together.
When working a WS row: Purl to wrapped stitch. Slip next stitch from left needle to right needle, use tip of left needle to pick up "wrap" and place it on right needle, slip both wrap and stitch back to left needle, purl together through back loops.
|working in the round||use your choice of DPNs, 1 long circular (magic loop) or 2 short circulars|
|Wyif/b||with yarn in front/back|
|* *||repeat directions between ** as many times as indicated|