Instructions and Illustrations Make a slip knot on left needle. Insert tip of right needle into slip knot (loop) (a). Knit 1 in loop. Place new stitch on left needle. Repeat (b) and (c) until desired stitches are cast on.
Appearance in pattern - Dup Instructions and Illustrations As the name suggests, duplicate stitch imitates the knitted stitch, but it is actually embroidery worked on the surface of the knitted fabric. It's frequently used to add color details, such as a stripe or small motif, but you can also use it to correct small mistakes. Knit Tip: Remember that this new stitch sits on top or covers an existing stitch. Adjust your tension carefully. Instructions: Bring yarn to the outside at the base of the stitch below the stitch to be duplicated. Pull yarn through to front. Place needle from right to left behind both sides of the stitch above the one being duplicated. Complete the stitch by returning the needle to where you began. When working a series of horizontal duplicate stitches, complete one stitch and begin the adjacent stitch in one step.
Appearance in pattern - Inc Instructions and Illustrations With left needle, pick up lp between sts on last row, twisting the loop; knit or purl in back bar of picked-up lp.
Appearance in pattern - KS Instructions and Illustrations Also called grafting or weaving, the Kitchener stitch joins two pieces of knitting by imitating a row of knitting with a strand of yarn and a tapestry needle. It's used to join the last few stitches of the toe of a sock so there's no seam to rub, and it's also handy if you need to add or subtract rows in the middle of a piece or a sweater. When worked on stockinette stitch, it's nearly invisible, while joining the tops of pieces in knit and purl patterns, such as ribbing, will result in a half-stitch offest in the pattern. Knit Tip: Don't worry about getting the stitches just right as you work; you can adjust the tension with the tip of the tapestry needle every several stitches. Instructions: 1.) Working from right to left, insert tapestry needle in first stitch on lower piece from back to front.
It may be used when you want an increase that blends in with the knitting around it. Continue to work from side to side. It may be used when you want an increase that blends in with the knitting around it.k Instructions and Illustrations With yarn in back. Pull loop through stitch to front (c).M1 with backward loop Instructions and Illustrations Make 1 with a backward loop creates a new stitch. Make a backward loop over right needle. working 1 stitch in from edge.) Pull yarn through first stitch.) Pull yarn through. Wrap yarn counter clockwise around tip of needle (b). such as underarm seams on the body or sleeves of a sweater. With the right side facing. Slide worked stitch off left needle (d).
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Make 1 with Backward Loop
Appearance in pattern . Knit next stitch on left needle.) Insert needle in first stitch on top piece from front to back and second stitch from back to front. pulling yarn to close seam every 4 to 6 stitches. with tapestry needle and matching yarn. 4. 6. 5. Knit this stitch. There should be at least one plain row between the Make 1 rows.) Insert needle in first stitch on lower piece from front to back and second stitch from back to front. On next row. (This will prevent a hole in work. Knit Tip: Make 1 with a backward loop works well for shaping such as sleeves.2. go under running yarn between first and second stitches on one piece.
Mattress (or Ladder) Stitch
Appearance in pattern . work so backward loop remains twisted.M1 in stitch below Instructions and Illustrations Make 1 in stitch below creates a new stitch. Knit Tip: Make 1 in stitch below works well for shaping such as sleeves. 3.) Pull yarn through. Insert tip of right needle in top of next stitch in row below.mattress (ladder) Instructions and Illustrations This stitch is a secure and nearly invisible way of joining edges. Repeat step 1 on other piece.
Make 1 in stitch below
Appearance in pattern . Continue repeating steps 3 through 6.
. Pull loop tight around needle. insert tip of right needle in front of next stitch on left needle (a).
Knit Tip: Worked from the right side of the fabric.
. it makes it easier to line up the pattern.
When you are wrapping a knit stitch. you must hide the wraps. with the yarn in back. insert tip of needle in space between first and second stitch. slip Instructions and Illustrations (a) Insert tip of right needle in next stitch on left needle from front to back as to knit (or from back to front as to purl). At the end when all short rows are completed. With right side facing. bring yarn to front bet ndls. Repeat steps 1 through 3. you will usually pick up approximately 3 stitches for every 4 rows.
Appearance in pattern . Work to just before the wrapped stitch.
Appearance in pattern . Knit them together.sl sts. Move the yarn between the needles to the front of the piece. insert tip of right needle from back to front through next stitch on left needle (a). You may also use it to work a sleeve from the armhole down to the cuff. Slip the same stitch back to the left needle and turn the work.Pick up and Knit
Appearance in pattern .wrap Instructions and Illustrations This technique is often used to add a border or collar to the edge of a knitted piece. You may wish to check this on a swatch.
Appearance in pattern . (b) Slide the stitch off the left needle onto the right needle. Wrap yarn around needle.p Instructions and Illustrations With yarn in front. working one stitch in from edge. It makes a very neat finish with no seaming required.wrap (or turning) Instructions and Illustrations The technique of wrapping stitches is usually used in short row shaping. Wrap yarn counterclockwise around needle (b). Slide worked stitch off left needle (d). Pull loop through to front.
. bringing the yarn to the purl side. slip the next stitch purlwise. Pull loop through to back (b). It is also called turning. Instructions: sl next st. Insert the right needle under the wrap and knitwise into the wrapped stitch. return sl st to LH ndl Wrapping is used to prevent holes in the piece and to create a smooth transition when using short rows. Knit Tip: As the number of stitches per inch is rarely the same as the number of rows per inch in Stockinette stitch. an example would be the yoke of a sweater. One stitch is wrapped.
ssk Instructions and Illustrations Slip.tK or Twisted K St Instructions and Illustrations Insert right needle through back lp of st. resulting in a left-slanting decrease. Slip. Purl
Appearance in pattern . Purl these two stitches together through back loops. Knit
Appearance in pattern . knit works two stitches together into one. slip. It is useful for shaping or may be combined with corresponding increases to form patterns. Insert tip of left needle in the front through both slipped stitches.
Slip first stitch off left needle as if to knit.
Binding Off (knit)
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Twisted Knit Stitch
Appearance in pattern . as to knit from left needle to right needle.
Slip.ssp Instructions and Illustrations Slip next two stitches. Wrap yarn around tip of right needle and then knit these two stitches together. one at a time.BO(K) Instructions and Illustrations
. complete as a K st. The ssk is the mirror of the k2tog. knit
Slip. Slip. Slip these stitches back onto left needle keeping them twisted. Slip next stitch off left needle as if to knit.
inc(p) Instructions and Illustrations Instructions: Purl into front of stitch. Purl the next stitch and repeat.yok Instructions and Illustrations Yarn Over (knit) Bring yarn to front and over top of right needle.
Yarn Over purl
Appearance in pattern . Slip original stitch off left needle
Appearance in pattern . Insert tip of left needle into first stitch worked on right needle. cut yarn and draw tail through last stitch to fasten off.
Appearance in pattern . Lift first stitch over second stitch and off needle in direction shown by arrow. Knit the next stitch. Purl the next stitch. Lift first stitch over second stitch and off needle in direction shown by arrow. place right needle behind left and knit again into back of stitch.Binding Off (knit) Knit first 2 stitches on left needle. cut yarn and draw tail through last stitch to fasten off.
Yarn Over knit
Appearance in pattern . Slip original stitch off left needle. When one stitch remains on right needle. purl again into back of stitch.
. Before slipping stitch off needle.yop Instructions and Illustrations Yarn Over (purl) Bring yarn to front and over top of right needle. Before slipping stitch off needle. Knit the next stitch and repeat.
Binding Off (purl)
Appearance in pattern . Insert tip of left needle into first stitch worked on right needle.inc(k) Instructions and Illustrations Instructions: Knit into front of stitch.Binding Off (p) Instructions and Illustrations Binding Off (purl) Purl first 2 stitches on left needle. When one stitch remains on right needle.