Stitch - Learn the knit stitch from easy drawings
Stitch - After
learning the knit stitch, learn the purl stitch and you are ready to
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knitting terms, abbreviations, and lots of other information.
one: To make a slip knot - Measure approx. a yard of yarn.
Twist yarn into a loop and draw 1" of loose end through
loop. Sl onto needle and
two: Hold needle in primary hand. Slip thumb and forefinger of other
hand into V of yarn below loop. Grab
both yarn ends with remaining 3 fingers.
Bend needle down and slip into loop formed around thumb.
Slip needle up and grab yarn which is over forefinger.
Pull yarn through loop and tighten.
Repeat for desired number of sts.
is nothing more than pulling loops through loops.
The difference between a k st and a p st is whether the loop is
pulled through the back of the st or the front of the st.
holding cast on sts is 1st needle.)
Hold loose yarn in back of work.
Sl second needle through first st on 1st needle from front to
back. Loop free yarn up to
the back and around to the front of second needle slipping it down
through crack where needles meet. Slide point of second needle along rounded body of first
needle catching yarn and bringing it through original st. Sl old st off
1st needle. Rep to end of
loose yarn in front of work. Sl
second needle through first st on 1st needle from back to front. Loop
free yarn up form the front and around to the back of second needle,
slipping it down through crack where needles meet. Pull loop through st
and sl old st from needle. Rep to end of row.
a row of k and a row of p for several rows until you can see the
difference between the two sts. K
looks like a V. P look like
1, purl 1
changing from k to p in the middle of a row it is important to bring
your yarn to the front between the needles.
When changing from p to k you must bring the yarn from the front
to the back between the needles. If
you don't do this you will have an extra loop to contend with.
Try it now. *K1, bring your yarn to the front between needles,
p1, bring yarn to back, rep from * to *. Practice for several rows.
you'll want to make an extra loop on purpose. This is a way of
increasing and leaving a hole for a fancy pattern.
Try it now: *K1, bring your yarn to the front between the needles
* (this is called a YO, yarn over). Rep from * to *.
You will have twice as many sts on your needle when done. P the
next row across on every loop. Watch
carefully to see what that YO looks like. Beginning knitters often make
these when they don't want to.
simple way to decrease is to k 2 sts tog.
Try it now. Hold
yarn in back and insert second needle through first 2 sts on 1st needle.
K them off together. Rep
across the row and you will have the original number of sts. You can
also decrease by purling 2 sts together. Work a couple rows knitting one
row and purling the next so you don't have a knotted mess and we'll try
another way of increasing and decreasing.
first st but do not sl old st from needle, instead, bring yarn to front
and purl in same st. You
now have 2 sts with no hole. Repeat
across the row being sure to bring yarn back to the front before
knitting. K and p a few rows.
one st as if to k (insert second needle in st from front to back and
slip it off 1st needle). K1, psso (slip 1st needle into front of slipped
st and lift it up and over the k st). Rep to end of row. K and p a few
rows to even out your work.
now know all the basic techniques of knitting.
Lets finish off this wonderful piece of work by binding off.
k2, * pass 1st st over second st, k1*, rep from * to * to last st.
Cut yarn and pull through loop.
a tapestry needle with loose yarn ends and work through several sts,