Knitting Terms And Abbreviations

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approx approximately beg begin(ning)

bind off Used to finish an edge and keep stitches from unraveling. Lift the first stitch over the second, the sccond over the third, etc. (UK: cast off)

cast on A foundation row of stitches placed on the needle in order to begin knitting.

CC contrast color ch chain(s)

cm centimcter(s)

cn cable needle cont continu(e)(ing)

dec decrease(ing)—Reduce the stitchcs in a row (knit 2 together).

dpn double pointed needle(s)

foil follow(s)(ing)

garter stitch Knit every row. Circular knitting: knit one round, then purl one round.

inc increase(ing)—Add stitches in a row (knit into the front and back of a stitch), k knit k2tog knit 2 stitches together LH left-hand lp(s) loops(s) m mctcr(s)

Ml make one stitch—With the needle tip, lift the strand between last stitch worked and next stitch on the left-hand needle and knit into the back of it. One stitch has been added. MI p-st With the needle lip, lift the strand between last stitch worked and next stitch on the left hand needle and purl it. One purl stitch has been added.

MC main color mm millimeters)

no stitch On some charts, "no stitch" is indicated with shaded spaces where stitches have been decreased or not yet made. In such cases, work the stitches of the chart, skipping over the "no stitch" spaces, oz ounce(s) p purl p2tog purl 2 stitches together pat(s) pattern pick up and knit (purl) Knit (or purl)

into the loops along an edge.

pm place marker(s)—Place or attach a loop of contrast yam or purchased stitch marker as indicated.

psso pass slip stitch(es) over rem remain(s)(ing)

rep repeat rev St st reverse Stockinette stitch-Purl right-side rows, knit wrong-side rows. Circular knitting: purl all rounds. (UK: reverse stocking stitch) rnd(s) round(s) RH right-hand RS right side(s)

sc single crochet (UK: dc—double crochet) sk skip

SKP Slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit 1. One stitch has been decreased. SK2P Slip I. knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together. Two stitches have been decreased.

si slip-An unworked stitch made by passing a stitch from the left-hand to the right-hand needle as if to purl, si st slip stitch (UK: sc—single crochet)



Cont attaching the border to the shawl using the alternating grafting method as foil:"

On top si each st from needle, on bottom, after the first 2 attachments above, pass the tapestry needle and yam up through one st twice, then through the space between sts, once.

Rep on the bottom 10 times as foil: *Go under one st, then the space between sts twice, then go under one st twice, then the space between.*

On the last 4 sts before the edge st go under the st, then the space between the sts on each, then go under the left edge st—36 sts picked up in the spaces between sts. 36 + 48 = 84 sts picked up in border to match 84 sts on needles.

Shirley Paden Knitting

Stitch key



SSK2P 0K3tog

Knit in whisper-fine mohair, Shirley Paden's lace stole with open and airy stitches is fine enough to slide through a wedding band.

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