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The Knitty Level of Difficulty Index

Mellow
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Spacer Relaxing, not mentally taxing.

Tangy
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Piquant
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Spacer Daring but not exhausting.
Spacer Probably not tv knitting.

Extra Spicy
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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. If yarn is at front of work, bring it between needles to back of work; if it at back of work, bring it between needles to front of work. Slip next st, and bring yarn between needles, returning it to its previous position. Turn work, to begin working next row.
On a subsequent row, when working a st that has been wrapped, slip the st to the right needle, use the left needle to pick up the wrap, slip the st back to the left needle and work the wrap and st together as one st.
YO yarn over
* * repeat directions between ** as many times as indicated
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