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shetland shorty

inverness

gigi

thira


eloping


chevette


seascape


helena

muscari

spring forward

ziggy

couvercle

autogyro

byob

tank girl

hey, teach!
 

sea tangles
The Knitty Level of Difficulty Index

Mellow
Spacer Suitable for beginners.
Spacer Relaxing, not mentally taxing.
Spacer Knitting as therapy.

Tangy
Spacer Tired of rectangles? Ready for something more challenging? Try these.
Spacer Fun things with zing. A twist, even.

Piquant
Spacer A little something for the seasoned knitter.
Spacer Daring but not exhausting.

Extra Spicy
Spacer Suitable for those with a lot of experience. Or patience. Or both.
Spacer These babies have teeth.
Spacer Hoo boy.

Pink Needle
 

The Knitty Standard Book of British Birds
 
alt alternate
approx approximately
beg begin[ning]
blocking Information about blocking can be found here and here.
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
i-cord When working I-cord, work is not turned. Instead of turning the work around to work back on the WS, slide all sts to the other end of the needle, switch the needle back to your left hand, bring the yarn around the back of the work, and start knitting the sts again. After the first 2 sts, give the yarn a sharp tug.
Repeat this row to form I-cord. After a few rows, the work will begin to form a tube.
inc increase[ing]
incl including
inst instructions
k knit
k tbl knit through back of loop
k2tog knit two together
kfb knit into front and back of stitch
m meter[s]
MB make bobble
MC main color
m1 Make 1 stitch: Insert left needle, from front to back, under strand of yarn which runs between last stitch on left needle and first stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through back loop.
1 stitch increased.
mm millimeters
mult multiple
opp opposite
oz ounces
p purl
p2tog purl two together
patt[s] pattern[s]
pfb purl into front and back of stitch
pm place marker
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
SK2P slip 1 stitch, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over
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]
w&t Wrap and turn. Bring yarn to front of work between needles, slip next st to right-hand needle, bring yarn around this st to back of work, slip st back to left-hand needle, turn work to begin working back in the other direction.
YO yarn over
* * repeat directions between ** as many times as indicated