knit­ting school

Creative Knitting - - KNITTING SCHOOL -

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 your palm. Spread your thumb 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 your in­dex fin­ger.

Draw the strand through the loop on your thumb. Drop the loop from 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 1With 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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