Knitting abbreviations

The following are the knitting abbrevations used in this book, plus some extra commonly used ones. Special abbreviations are always given within the pattern. alt alternate approx approximately beg begin s ning C contrasting shade of yarn cm centimetre s cn cable needle cont continu e ing dec decreas eHing foil follow s iing g gram s g st garter stitch k every row in inch es inc increas e ing in row instructions k or p into front and back of st to increase one k knit knit up pick up and knit...

Picking up and knitting stitches

When you pick up and knit along cast-off stitches across the front and back of the neck, knit through both loops. This will avoid loose stitches and ladder-like holes. A shaped edge where decreases have been worked has an alternate long and short stitch. Knit through all loops as required, spacing them evenly, but work twice into long loops for more stitches or omit some of the long loops for less. When picking up and knitting stitches along the straight side of the neck through rows , insert...