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Knitting

A method of creating a cloth by stitching thread or yarn into consecutive rows of loops.

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left-slanting decrease

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A left-slanting decrease creates a pattern that leans to the left. You slip one stitch, knit one, then pass the slipped stitch over the knit one. Done! Left- and right-slanting decreases are often ...

double vertical decrease

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For a double vertical decrease you need to slip two stitches, knit the next stitch, pass over the two slipped stitches. Done! This is a very elegant way to decrease by two stitches. Creates an ...

increase 1 to 3

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You need to knit one stitch but do not slip it from the left needle. Make a yarnover. Knit the same stitch again but now slip it off the left needle. Analogous to the double vertical decrease, this ...

knit

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A knit stitch is made by keeping the yarn behind your work, inserting the right needle front to back, wrapping the yarn around your needle and pulling it through the loop. Then you take the stitch ...

purl

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A purl stitch is made by keeping the yarn in front of your work, inserting the right needle top to bottom, wrapping the yarn around your needle and pulling it through the loop. Then you take the ...

cable

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A cable is created by taking stitches from the left needle on a third needle, knitting as many stitches from the left needle as you like (often the same number as you have taken on your third ...

slip

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Slipping a stitch means that you do NOT run the yarn through the stitch. Instead, you take your right needle put it through the stitch on your left needle either knit or purlwise, i.e. front to back ...

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