in-depth tutorials... perfect projects for learning

From a simple scarf that to practice knit and purl, to cables, lace, and socks and seamless sweaters, we have in-depth tutorials to help you tackle almost any sort of knitting challenge. Grab needles and yarn, a classic pattern, and get started on a beautiful project today!

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abbreviations

 

1x1 rib one by one rib is [k1, p1] repeat to end. All following rows knit the knits and purl the purls.
(learn more about common knit stitch patterns)
2x2 rib two by two rib is [k2, p2] repeat to end. All following rows knit the knits and purl the purls.
(learn more about common knit stitch patterns)
c#b cable # back – slip #/2 sts to cn, hold in back of work, knit #/2 sts from LH needle, knit #/2 sts from cn. (learn how to cable)
c#f cable # front – slip #/2 sts to cn, hold in front of work, knit #/2 sts from LH needle, knit #/2 sts from cn. (learn how to cable)
CC contrast colour
CO cast on (learn how to cast on)
cn cable needle (learn how to cable)
DPNs double pointed needles
(learn how to knit in the round using DPNs)
k knit (learn how to knit)
k2tog knit two stitches together (right-leaning single decrease)
learn how to k2tog
kfb knit into the front and back of the same stitch (one stitch increased) learn how to kfb
kll knit left loop – use LH needle to pick up stitch below st just knitted, then knit into it (one stitch increased) see video
krl knit right loop – knit into back loop of st below next st (one stitch increased) see video
k1-tbl knit through back loop (this twists the stitch)
m1 make one stitch (by your preferred method) learn how to m1
m1L make one left – use LH needle to lift bar between sts from front, knit into back of loop
(learn how to m1L) also known as m1F
m1R make one right – use LH needle to lift bar between sts from back, knit into front of loop
(learn how to m1R)
also known as m1B
MC main colour
mo months
N1(2,3) needle 1(2,3) of a set of DPNs (double pointed needles)
p purl (learn how to purl)
p2tog purl two stitches together (learn how to p2tog)
p3tog purl three stitches together (similar to p2tog)
pfb purl into the front and back of the same stitch
(one stitch increased)
PM place marker
p1-tbl purl through back loop (this twists the stitch)
rep repeat
rnd round
RS right side of the work
sl1 slip one stitch (purlwise unless otherwise specified) (learn how to slip a stitch)
sl1-k2tog-psso slip 1 knitwise, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over (left-leaning double decrease)
sl2-k1-p2sso slip 2 sts knitwise (together, as if to begin k2tog), knit next stitch, pass 2 slipped sts over (central double decrease)
sl2-k2tog-p2sso slip 2 sts knitwise (together as if to begin k2tog), knit 2 sts together, pass 2 slipped sts over (left-slanting triple decrease)
ssk slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, knit 2 slipped sts together tbl (left-leaning single decrease) (learn how to ssk)
ssp slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, slip sts back to LH needle and purl sts together tbl
st.st. stockinette stitch - knit the RS rows, purl the WS rows
(learn more about common knit stitch patterns)
st(s) stitch(es)
tbl through back loop(s) of stitch(es)
yds yards
yo yarn over (one stitch increased)
yr(s) year(s)
WS wrong side of the work
work as established / continue in pattern Continue in pattern; knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.
Where there are cables, continue by working the next row following the cable chart. 
In lace, on the wrong side, to maintain the pattern you would typically knit any stitches that were purl or p2tog on the previous RS row, and purl all other sts (knit, k2tog, ssk, yo, etc on the previous RS row).
techniques

Knitting Basics

Knitting in the Round

Knitting Increases and Decreases

Other Knitting Techniques

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