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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Knitting Glossary (From

The Knitty Standard Book of British Birds

alt alternate

approx approximately

beg begin[ning]

BO bind off [cast off]

cab cable

CC contrasting color

cn cable needle

CO cast on

cont continue[ing]

dec decrease[ing]

dpn double pointed needles[s]

foll follow[s][ing]

g grams

inc increase[ing]

incl including

inst instructions

k knit

k tbl knit through back of loop

k2tog knit two together

m meter[s]

MC main color

m1 make one

mm millimeters

mult multiple

opp opposite

oz ounces

p purl

p2tog purl two together

patt[s] pattern[s]

psso pass slipped stitch[es] over

rem remaining

rep repeat

rev St st reverse stockinette stitch

RS right side[s]

rnd[s] round[s]

sc single crochet

SSK slip 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit those 2 stitches together

SSP slip 2 stitches as if to purl, then purl those 2 stitches together

sl slip

slp slip one as if to purl

sl st slip stitch

st[s] stitch[es]

St st stockinette stitch

tbl through back of loop[s]

tog together

WS wrong side[s]

YO yarn over

* * repeat directions between ** as many times as indicated

The Knitty Level of Difficulty Index

Mellow -
  • Suitable for beginners.
  • Relaxing, not mentally taxing.
  • Knitting as therapy.
Tangy -
  • Tired of rectangles? Ready for something more challenging? Try these.
  • Fun things with zing. A twist, even.
Piquant -
  • A little something for the seasoned knitter.
  • Daring but not exhausting.

Extraspicy -
  • Suitable for those with a lot of experience. Or patience. Or both.
  • These babies have teeth.
  • Hoo boy.

Happy Knitting!!

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