Knitting Jargon Tutorials

Jun 04

How To Knit One Below: k1b

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

Knitting one below in a pattern is usually about adding more interest to the texture of the fabric. You may also find it in slip-stitch colour knitting where you’ll get intriguing effects by utilising the stitch from the previous row to switch between colours. Join me for this video tutorial where I’ll have a quick […]

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May 14

How To Knit i-Cord

Knitting Jargon Tutorials , Odds and Ends

If you don’t have a French Knitting doll, but you’d like to create a similar tube of knitted fabric, then this is the class for you! Your pattern may say ‘knit i-cord with 4 stitches for 50cm’ and you’re completely baffled. Don’t panic. This is the hitch-hikers guide to i-cord knitting, just make are you’ve […]

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Mar 12

How To Knit Wrap And Turn

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

Knitting wrap and turn is all about knitting short rows. ‘Wrap and turn,’ and ‘short rows’ are techniques seen in knitting patterns and if there are not illustrations to show off the splendour of the effects you can produce with them, they can be confusing. When you knit a short row you’re creating an uneven […]

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Mar 05

How To Knit SSK

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

To knit SSK you need to get your head around slipping stitches. And when I first saw this and learned the intricacies it felt like I was cheating, as I thought ‘if you’re slipping stitches you’re not actually knitting them!’ What I discovered from practicing a few times, is that you’re actually using stitches from […]

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Feb 26

How To Knit SKPO

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

SKPO is a great little tool to add to your toolkit of knitting abbreviations. You’ll more likely find it in patterns from the UK, (I’ll show you teh US equivalent next week) and it’s as useful as k2tog. We will likely see it alongside k2tog as skpo produces a mirror image of the more common […]

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Feb 19

How To Knit KFB

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

Knitting kfb isn’t as difficult as it looks. Of course the first instinct when you see the abbreviation translator is ‘how do you knit into the front and back of a stitch at the same time?’ But take a look at the stitch, there’s one loop making the stitch. The focus needs to be for […]

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Feb 12

How To Knit PSSO

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

If you’re coming across psso in your knitting pattern you might be wondering what on earth it means! Quite simply, the most confusing thing about psso is that it is usually combined with other abbreviations to make a larger textured section. Let’s face it, not many knitters are that keen on long strings of abbreviations! […]

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Oct 16

How To s1, k2tog, psso

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

This little collection of knitting jargon achieves one thing… it decreases your stitches on a knit row. Most importantly it decreases three stitches into one. Just like the k3tog we learned last week. (click here to see that video too) And if you’re looking for a dramatic affect, this is the way to go! You’ll […]

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Oct 09

How To K3tog

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

This is another knitting jargon video (I know how much you love them!). Let’s make some dramatic shaping on our fabric with decreasing 3 stitches into 1 in the form of k3tog. It’s easy to get confused and wonder whether the knitting dictionary is pulling your leg, “ha!” said Cable, the knitting dictionary compiler, “I […]

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