Cast On

Put stitches onto your needle so you can begin knitting.


Stockinette Stitch

The fabric created when you knit on the right side of the fabric and purl on the wrong side. In knitting patterns, Stockinette stitch is abbreviated as “Stockinette st” and “St st.” Stockinette stitch is also called Stocking stitch.


Bind Off

Secure your stitches and take them off the needles after you have finished knitting.


Reverse Stockinette Stitch

The fabric created when you purl on the right side of the fabric and knit on the wrong side. In knitting patterns, Reverse Stockinette stitch is abbreviated as “Reverse Stockinette st” and “Rev St st.”

The wrong side of Stockinette stitch is called Reverse Stockinette stitch. It is created by purling on the right side and knitting on the wrong side. If you’re not knitting it as part of a pattern, you can also just knit in regular Stockinette stitch and then turn the fabric over.

To do Reverse Stockinette Stitch

Row 1 (RS) and all RS rows: P.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K.


Garter Stitch

The reversible fabric created when you knit every row. Garter stitch is characterized by its horizontal ridges.


Ribbing

Alternating knit and purl stitches to form a stretchy, reversible fabric. In ribbing, knit and purl stitches stack up in columns. Ribbing can be made of any combination of knits and purls, as long as they stack up. Examples are 1×1 rib, 2×3 rib, 2×4 rib, etc.


Yarnover

A wrap of yarn that creates a new stitch on the needle. A yarnover is a type of increase that is easy for beginners. It creates a lacy hole.


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