Knitting Techniques Archive

The Russian Bind Off :: Bind Off #5

The Russian Bind Off is a way of finishing your work, securing your stitches at the end of your project so that it doesn't unravel. The difference that makes the Russian Bind Off special is that it uses a more efficient method of performing the knitted bind off, by knitting …

The Cable Cast On :: Cast On #3

The Cable Cast On is a technique used to draw your cast on edge in closer. It is a similar method to the Basic Knitted Cast On and creates the same type of effect. It is not used for cable knitting, but is great for keeping rib patterns from flaring …

The Cross Four Left (C4L)

The Cross Four Right is a traditional cable stitch. All cable stitches are rearranging the order of the stitches being worked, creating a twisted effect on the fabric. The Cross Four Right uses the abbreviation C4R, the 4 standing for the four stitches involved in the completed cable. The R …

The Cross Four Right (C4R)

The Cross Four Right is a traditional cable stitch. All cable stitches are rearranging the order of the stitches being worked, creating a twisted effect on the fabric. The Cross Four Right uses the abbreviation C4R, the 4 standing for the four stitches involved in the completed cable. The R …

The Yarn Forward Round Needle (YFRN)

The Yarn Forward Round Needle Stitch is a variation on the Yarn Over. The Yarn Over is a method of making a hole in your fabric. The YFRN term comes from British terminology, and it has a very specific meaning: making a Yarn Over when coming from a Knit Stitch …

With Yarn in Back (wyib)

The With Yarn in Back instruction (abbreviated as wyib) is found generally in pattern where you slip a stitch. The abbreviation is really quite straightforward: it literally means that you bring your yarn to the back of the work. This instruction is used to distinguish points in your pattern where …

The Cable Four Front (C4F)

The Cable Four Front is a traditional cable stitch. All cable stitches are rearranging the order of the stitches being worked, creating a twisted effect on the fabric. The Cable Four Front uses the abbreviation C4F, the 4 standing for the four stitches involved in the completed cable. The F …

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