Category: Knitting Techniques

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 Alternating Cable Cast On :: Cast On #20

The Alternating Cable Cast On is a version of the Cable Cast On. The advantage of Cable Cast Ons is that they create a very durable edge, which is great for edges that get a lot of wear and tear, such as sweater cuffs, collars, or the bottom edge of …

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 …

The Italian Cast On :: Cast On #11

The Italian Cast On is a ribbing cast on. This means that it was specifically designed for use with a 1x1 ribbing stitch. This cast on has a distinctive, seamless look and an extremely stretchy edge. It works wonderfully on scarves and hats.

How to Cast on in the Middle of Your Work

There are a few times you will encounter in a pattern that you will need to cast on in the middle of your work. This means you'll be adding stitches after your beginning cast on. This technique has a few applications, including making buttonholes. Knitting on the cast on, …

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