Before You Start

Gauge – How to Check Your Gauge on Flat Knitting

Gauge – How to Check Your Gauge on Flat Knitting
Gauge – How to Check Your Gauge on Flat Knitting

Make a swatch (a small square of knitting at least 3 inches wide), block it, and then check your gauge. If your stitches are too small, use a needle one size bigger. If your stitches are too big, use a needle one size smaller.

You don’t always have to check your gauge (I know, you won’t anyway), but please do it on projects that you really need to fit a certain size. Watch the video to see how it’s done.

 

Cast-Ons

Knit and Purl

K – Knit Stitch – American Style

K – Knit Stitch – American Style
K – Knit Stitch – American Style

K – Knit Stitch – Continental Style

K – Knit Stitch – Continental Style
K – Knit Stitch – Continental Style

P – Purl Stitch – American Style

P – Purl Stitch – American Style
P – Purl Stitch – American Style

P – Purl Stitch – Continental Style

P – Purl Stitch – Continental Style
P – Purl Stitch – Continental Style

Recognizing a Knit and Purl Stitch

Recognizing a Knit and Purl Stitch
Recognizing a Knit and Purl Stitch

 

Pattern Stitches

1×1 Rib/2×2 Rib – Ribbing

Garter St – Garter Stitch

P/u (Pu) and Knit – Pick up and Knit

How to pick up and knit stitches in knitting:

Socks patterns and mitten patterns both call for you to pick up stitches.

Top-down socks have a heel flap which usually has a slipped-stitch edge that you need to pick up into, whereas mitten thumbs have a raw edge.

Sl – Slip 1 – Slip a Stitch

St St – Stockinette Stitch

TBL – Through the Back Loop

 

Increases

KFB – Knit Front and Back

KFB – Knit Front and Back
KFB – Knit Front and Back

M1/M1L – Make One/Make One Left

M1/M1L – Make One/Make One Left
M1/M1L – Make One/Make One Left

M1R – Make One Right

PFB – Purl Front and Back

YO – Yarnover

YO – Yarnover
YO – Yarnover

 

Decreases

K2TOG – Knit 2 Together

K2TOG – Knit 2 Together
K2TOG – Knit 2 Together

K2TOGTBL – Knit 2 Together Through the Back Loops

P2TOG – Purl 2 Together

S2KP (Slip 2, Knit, Pass)

SKP – Slip, Knit, Pass

SSK – Slip, Slip, Knit

 

Finishing

BO – Bind Off

BO – Bind Off
BO – Bind Off

Weave in Tails/Ends on Stockinette Stitch

Blocking Knitting – How to Block Your Work

 

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