My New Hobby #1stproject
As you probably read on my previous post, I spent a month in Ireland and I learnt how to crochet and knit. I really enjoyed that. Knitting became a hobby. Today I’ll talk about the knitting jargon I learnt.
Alternate – To work every other row.
Bind off – To close work by finishing with a final row—by knitting two stitches; slipping the first stitch over the second stitch; repeating with every two stitches until only one last stitch remains; and cutting yarn and looping it through the last stitch.
Cast on – To begin by creating the first stitch, or to add a stitch or stitches—by making a slip loop over left needle, placing right needle through the loop, passing yarn over and under right needle, drawing yarn through loop, and transferring loop to left needle.
Knit – The act, to knit, but also the most common stitch. In patterns, knit is abbreviated as K and is followed by the number of stitches needed: K4 = knit four stitches.
Moss Stitch – The alternating of one knit stitch and one purl stitch in every row.
Purl – The second most common stitch. Whereas in a knit stitch you put the right needle through the stitch from behind, in the purl stitch you place the right needle into the front of the left needle stitch.
Repeat – To do the same step or stitch as just previously instructed
Row – The completed series of stitches worked from one needle to the other, = ligne
Slip – To transfer a stitch from left needle to right needle without adding yarn.
Yarn Back – The action of putting front-sitting yarn to back, between the two needles.
Yarn Forward – The action of bringing back-sitting yarn to the front, under the right needle.
Yarn Front – The act of leaving the already front-sitting yarn at the front instead of moving it back for a back-sitting yarn stitch—an action which will instead create a loop or hole.
Yarn ‘Round Needle – The act of preceding the next stitch by wrapping yarn around the right needle point (yarn starting and finishing at back for a knit stitch, yarn starting and finishing at front for a purl stitch)—thereby creating a hole and an extra stitch.
Alt. – alternate (verb)
Beg. – beginning
Cont. – continue
Dec. – decrease
Foll. – following
Folls. – follows
St. – garter stitch
Inc. – increase
Incl. – inclusive
K – knit
m1 – make one
M.St. – moss stitch
P – purl
Patt. – pattern
p.s.s.o. – pass slipped stitch over
Rep. – repeat
Sl. – slip
St. – stitch
St. St. – stocking stitch
Tbl. – through the back of the loop
Tog. – together
yb – yarn back
yfwd – yarn forward
yf – yarn front
yrn – yarn ‘round needle
After catching up on the basic knitting terminology, it was time to put the techniques into action. As for my projects, I made a scarf and a hat. I took only 3 days for the hat and a week for the long scarf. What I did for the scarf was only use purl and knit until I got the inches needed.
Regarding the hat, it was more technical. I forgot the pattern in Ireland, I can’t share it at this time. But I promise for the next one, I’ll give better instructions.
How To knit: The knit stitch