Knit­ting Ba­sics

Annie's Christmas Winter 2018 Special - - Contents -

Long-tail Cast-on Make a slip knot on the right nee­dle.

Place the thumb and in­dex fin­ger of your left hand be­tween the yarn ends with the long yarn end over your thumb, and the strand from the yarn ball over your in­dex fin­ger. Close your other fin­gers over the strands to hold them against t your palm. Spread your thumb mb and in­dex fin­gers apart and draw the yarn into a V.

Place the nee­dle in front of the strand around your thumb and bring it un­der­neath this strand. Carry the nee­dle over and un­der the strand on n your in­dex fin­ger.

Draw the strand through the loop on your thumb. Drop the loop from m your thumb and draw up the strand to form a stitch on the knit­ting nee­dle.

Re­peat un­til you have cast on the num­ber of stitches in­di­cated in the pat­tern.

Knit (k) With yarn in back, in­sert the right nee­dle from front to back into the next stitch on the left nee­dle.

Bring the yarn un­der and over the right nee­dle, wrap­ping the yarn coun­ter­clock­wise around the nee­dle.

Use the right nee­dle to pull the loop through the stitch.

Slide the stitch off the left nee­dle.

Purl (p) With yarn in front, in­sert the right nee­dle from back to front into the next stitch on the left nee­dle.

Wrap the yarn coun­ter­clock­wise around the right nee­dle.

Use the right nee­dle to pull the loop through the stitch and to the back.

Slide the stitch off left nee­dle.

Bind Off Bind­ing Off (knit)

Knit the first two stitches on the left nee­dle. In­sert the left nee­dle into the first stitch worked on the right nee­dle, then lift that first stitch over the sec­ond stitch and off the right nee­dle. Knit the next stitch and re­peat.

When one stitch re­mains on the right nee­dle, cut the yarn and draw the tail through the last stitch to fas­ten off.

Bind­ing Off (purl)

Purl the first two stitches on the left nee­dle.

In­sert the left nee­dle into the first stitch worked on the right nee­dle, then lift the first stitch over the sec­ond stitch and off the right nee­dle. Purl the next stitch and re­peat.

When one stitch re­mains on the right nee­dle, cut the yarn and draw the tail through the last stitch to fas­ten off.

In­crease (inc) Bar In­crease (knit: kfb)

Knit the next stitch but do not re­move the orig­i­nal stitch from the left nee­dle.

In­sert the right nee­dle be­hind the left nee­dle and knit into the back of the same stitch.

Slip the orig­i­nal stitch off the left nee­dle.

Bar In­crease (purl: pfb)

Purl the next stitch but do not re­move the orig­i­nal stitch from the left nee­dle.

In­sert the right nee­dle be­hind the left nee­dle and purl into the back of the same stitch.

Slip the orig­i­nal stitch off the left nee­dle.

Make 1 With Left Twist (M1L)

In­sert the left nee­dle from front to back un­der the strand that runs be­tween the stitch on the right nee­dle and the stitch on the left nee­dle.

With the right nee­dle, knit into the back of the loop on the left nee­dle.

To make this in­crease on the purl side, in­sert left nee­dle in same man­ner and purl into the back of the loop.

Make 1 With Right Twist (M1R)

In­sert the left nee­dle from back to front un­der the strand that runs be­tween the stitch on the right nee­dle and the stitch on the left nee­dle.

With the right nee­dle, knit into the front of the loop on the left nee­dle.

To make this in­crease on the purl side, in­sert left nee­dle in same man­ner and purl into the front of the loop.

Make 1 With Back­ward Loop

Use your thumb to make a back­ward loop of yarn over the right nee­dle. Slip the loop from your thumb onto the nee­dle and pull to tighten.

De­crease (dec) Knit 2 To­gether (k2­tog)

In­sert the right nee­dle through the next two stitches on the left nee­dle as if to knit. Knit these two stitches to­gether as one.

Purl 2 To­gether (p2­tog)

In­sert the right nee­dle through the next two stitches on the left nee­dle as if to purl. Purl these two stitches to­gether as one.

Slip, Slip, Knit (ssk)

Slip the next two stitches, one at a time, from the left nee­dle to the right nee­dle as if to knit.

In­sert the left nee­dle through both slipped stitches in front of the right nee­dle.

Knit these two stitches to­gether.

Slip, Slip, Purl (ssp)

Slip the next two stitches, one at a time, from the left nee­dle to the right nee­dle as if to knit.

Slip these stitches back to the left nee­dle keep­ing them twisted.

Purl these two stitches to­gether through their back loops.

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