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Purl the next stitch on the left needle Figure 3. This design is quite simple and straight forward as well, so if you want to add a stitch pattern, do a different type of ribbing, do something fun with the straps, etc. Infrequently used for knit through the back loop; see K tbl view continental video view english video k-wise knit-wise. Remove both yarn ends from your left hand, rotate the needles like the hands of a clock so that the bottom needle is now on top and both strands of yarn are at the needle tip Figure 6. Work another series of straight stitches on top of and at right angles to the previous ones.


Insert left needle into the front loops of the slipped stitches and knit them together from this position through the back loops. Some prefer it as an even closer match to k2tog. I can't make up my mind, I like them both! Slip one stitch as if to knit, slip the next stitch as if to purl , knit the two together through the back loops.

Knit 1, return knit stitch to left needle, pass the next stitch over the knit stitch, replace to right needle by slipping purl-wise.

Use them interchangeably, whichever method you prefer. Slip one stitch, knit the next, pass the slipped stitch over the knit one. It's not a great match for k2tog, clearly, but can be used decoratively. Knit two stitches together through the back loops. Nice and tight and neat looking! Unfortunately it needs to be done on the reverse side the purl row , which usually means a row later or earlier than when it is called for.

If you're knitting in the round, you can't use this decrease, since the purl-side never faces you. On the purl row Slip 1 k-wise, slip another k-wise. Or did I totally miss that in the patten?

Would love to see how it turns out! I actually like this I was wondering if you could use this has a work out top.. My daughter is turning 9 this Nov and I am looking for something to make that she can use to get use as a work out outfit its hard to find clothes for her due to how tall she is and how skinny she is.

May I ask, about the BO back part? It is said to k4 then BO until 3 sts left before the marker, but how could urs turned to have 76sts on ur left hand after the marker? It would be 76 sts total, the front stitches, and including the 8 sts still on the back 4 on each side. For example, when I was teaching my Bra Top Tutorial, I just knitted the bra top off camera, and stopped every so often to film what I was doing at […].

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Yarn over again and pull the hook through the chain. You should now have three loops on your hook. Yarn over again, and pull the hook through all three loops.

You should end up with one loop on the hook. You have just completed one half-double crochet. I-cord - Using short double-pointed DP needles, cast on a small number of stitches, around 3 to 6. Knit all the stitches. Switch needles in your hands, so the needle with the stitches is in your left hand again. Continue this way, sliding and knitting, until the cord is the length you wish. Give the cord a tug to make the yarn carry across the back disappear.

Knit across the I-cord to the last stitch, then knit the last stitch together with the first stitch of your project sweater, jacket Pull the yarn across the back of the cord and slide the stitches to the other side of the DP needle as described above.

INC 5 - Increase 5. All slip-stitches on wrong-side rows are slipped with yarn in front. Knit from front into the St in the Row below the next St on left-hand needle; then knit the St on left-hand needle in the usual way.

Insert right-hand needle downward into the back of the St in the Row below the next St on the left- d needle into the purled head of St on the back of the fabric , and knit; then knit the St on left-hand needle in the usual way. Kl-B - Knit 1 stitch through its back loop.. K2TOG-B - Insert the needle into the back loops of two stitches and knit them together as one stitch.

KD - Knit Double stitch. Insert needle from front to back into the stitch below next stitch,which will be formed of double strands, and draw through a loop; then knit the next stitch and pass the loop over the stitch just knitted. Kfb - knit front and back. Knit a stitch, leaving stitch on left needle; knit into the back loop of this stitch.

Kitchener Stitch - The abbreviations are as follows: Now grafting can be condensed to this magic formula. Repeat this until you reach the end of the needles, then secure the tail neatly inside.

Knot St - Solomon's Knot. K UP 1 - pick up and knit the stitch in the Row below. LC - Left Cross. Drop slipped St off needle to front of work, pl, then pick up dropped St and knit it. LI - Lifted Increase. Insert right-hand needle into the front of next St in the Row below, and knit; then knit the St on needle.

Drop knitted sl-st off needle to front of work, knit the next St, pick up dropped St and knit it. Insert hook in stitch indicated by patttern instructions, 2 rounds or rows below , draw up a long loop, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook to complete the stitch. Loop st - Loop Stitch. Directions are given for two ways: Forming loops over a strip: Forming loops over fingers: Drop knitted sl-st off needle to front of work, purl the next St, pick up dropped St and knit it.

LS - Left Slip. Drop knitted sl-st off needle to front of work, pl, pick up dropped St and knit it. Drop the elongated St off needle to front of work, Sl next 2 purl sts, pick up dropped St and place on left-hand needle, Sl the same 2 purl sts back to left-hand needle, then p2, kl across these 3 sts. LT - Long Treble: Wind thread four times around needle and insert into work and pull thread through, which will leave six loops on needle. Work off two at a time the same as for Double Crochet. Skip 1 st and purl the 2nd St through back loop, then knit the skipped St, then Sl both sts from needle together:.

Skip 1 St and knit into the back of second St, then-knit the skipped St, then Sl both sts from needle together. Skip 1 St and knit the second St in'back loop,, then slip the skipped St purlwise onto right-hand needle, then slip the knit St.

An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left-hand needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop. Knit into front, back, and front of same st; turn and k3, turn and p3, then pass 2nd and 3rd sts separately over the first st on right-hand needle.

Knit into front, backand front of next st, turn and k3, turn and p3, turn and k3, turn and sl 1,k2tog, psso. MK - Make Knot. MR - Make Ringlet. P2, there keep yarn in front sl these 2 sts back to left-hand needle; take yarn around passing in front of the 2 sts to back, sl the sts back to right-hand needle. Do not insert right needle into any stitches!

Just wrap yarn as usual, making sure to finish with it to the back of the knitting again. P1-B - Purl 1 back - Purl 1 stitch through its back loop, turning the work over slightly toward the knitter, inserting the needle into the back of the stitch from the left-hand side, and wrapping the yarn around the needle in front a purl stitch in the usual way.

P2TOG-B - Purl 2 stitches back - Turn the work over slightly and insert the needle from the left-hand side into the back loops of the second and first stitches, in that order, then wrap the yarn around the needle in front to complete the purl stitch. PBl - Purl back in 1 stitch - purl into back of next stitch.

PD - Purl Double stitch. Insert needle from back to front into the stitch below the next st, which will be formed of double strands, wrap yarn as if to purl and draw a loop out backward; then purl the next stitch and pass the loop over the stitch just purled.

PFB - Purl front and back - purl into front and back of the next stitch. Skip three chain stitches and make a single crochet. Chain 4, catch back into the first chain with single crochet.

Make about four single crochet stitches between picots. With the tip of the right-hand needle pick up the knit stitch 2 rows below the next stitch on the left-hand needle. Put the picked up stitch onto the left-hand needle and k2tog TBL.

Popcorn Or Bobble Stitch - To do the popcorn or sometimes called the bobble stitch. PS - pass stitch un-worked from your left needle to the right needle. PSSO - Pass slipped stitch over.

Insert the tip of the left-hand needle into a stitch that has been slipped, and draw the slipped stitch to the left over the stitch just knitted, over the tip of the right-hand needle, and off needle.

Puff st - Puff Stitch. Puff stitches can be varied by as few or as many stitches as indicated by pattern instructions as well as different types of stitches, such as half doube crochet or double crochet stitches. Sl 2 sts to dpn and hold in back at the right side, which is facing away from the knitter , kl, then p2 from dpn.

Sl 2 sts to dpn and hold in back, pl, then sl the knit st from dpn back to left-hand needle and knit it, then pl from dpn. Sl 1 purl st wyib, drop next slipped st off needle to front of work, sl the same purl st back to left-hand needle, pick up dropped st and knit it, pl.

Sl 3 sts to dpn and hold in back, k2, then sl the purl st from dpn back to left-hand needle and purl it, then k2 from dpn. Reverse hdc - Reverse Half Double Crochet. Working from left to right opposite for left handers , yo, insert hook in st indicated to right of the hook, draw up a loop, under and to the left of loops on hook 3 loops on hook , yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook to complete the stitch. Also see instructions on how to work a Shrimp Stitch.

Sl 1 st to dpn and hold in front at the wrong side, which is facing the knitter , p2, then kl from dpn. Sl 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, pl, then sl the knit st from dpn back to left-hand needle and knit it, then pl from dpn.

RK - Raised Knit Stitch. Insert needle into the st below next st on left-hand needle and draw yarn through 2 st on right-hand needle , purl the next st on left-hand needle 2 sts on right-hand needle , pass the first of these 2 sts over the last the last st.

Sl 1 wyib, drop next st off needle to front of work, sl the same st back to left-hand needle, pick up dropped st and knit it, kl. Skip 1 st and purl the 2nd st in back loop, then purl the skipped st,then sl both sts from needle together. Roll st - Roll Stitch. Yarn over 5 times, or as many times as indicated by pattern instructions, insert hook in next st, yo and draw loop through st and all loops on hook, ch 1, to complete the stitch. This will produce a series of long coiled stitches, used in belts, edgings etc.

RP - Raised Purl Stitch. Insert needle purlwise into the st below next st on left-hand needle and draw yarn through 1 st on right-hand needle , now purl the next st on left-hand needle 2 sts on right-hand needle , pass the first of these 2 sts over the last st.

Sl 1 wyib, drop next st off needle to front of work, sl the same st back to left-hand needle, pick up dropped st and knit it, pl. Skip 1 st and purl the 2nd st, then p2tog the skipped st and the 2nd st and sl both sts from needle together.

Skip 1 st and purl the 2nd st, then purl the skipped st and sl both sts from needle together. RS - Right slip. Sl 2 purl sts, drop next elongated st off needle to front of work, sl the same 2 purl sts back to left hand needle, pick up dropped st and place it on left-hand needle, then kl, p2 across these 3 sts.

Skip 1 st and knit the 2nd st, then purl the skipped st, then sl both sts from needle together. Skip 1 st and knit into the front of second st, then knit the skipped st, then sl both sts from needle together. Sl 1 st to dpn and hold in back, kl-b, then pl from dpn.

Sl 1 st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then pl from dpn. Sl 1 st to kpn and hold in front, pl, then kl-b from dpn. Sh - Shell Stitch. Shell stitches are usually worked with double crochets and can be varied by as few or as many stitches as indicated by pattern instructions as well as different types of stitches, such as triple crochet stitches.

Start with the one loop on your hook from the previous stitch, and go into the indicated stitch like you were going to make a single crochet and pull through a loop. YO and pull through that loop one time like a chain stitch, then YO again and go through both loops on the hook. Short double crochet completed. This stitch is thinner than the bulk of the half double crochet stitch and looks more delicate in a doily or lace piece. Slip 1 st to dpn and hold in back, kl, then kl from dpn. SKP - Slip, knit, pass - slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over.

SKPO - Slip, knit, pass over - slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over. Slant st - Slant Stitch. A slant stitch is used in conjunction with a crochet grouping of stitches and can be varied by as few or as many stitches as indicated by pattern instructions as well as different types of stitches, such as double crochet or triple crochet stitches. Shrimp st - Shrimp Stitch.