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<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>Copyright 2011 by Prime Publishing LLCAll rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any <strong>for</strong>m or by any means,electronic or mechanical, including pho<strong>to</strong>copying, recording, or by any in<strong>for</strong>mation s<strong>to</strong>rage or retrievalsystem, without written permission from the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodiedin critical articles and reviews.Trademarks are property of their respective holders. When used, trademarks are <strong>for</strong> the benefit of thetrademark owner only.Published by Prime Publishing LLC, 3400 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 – www.primecp.<strong>com</strong><strong>Free</strong> <strong>Knit</strong>ting Projects<strong>Free</strong> Crochet Projects <strong>Free</strong> Sewing Projects <strong>Free</strong> Craft ProjectsFind a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.2


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>Letter from the Edi<strong>to</strong>rsDear Beginning <strong>Knit</strong>ters,So you’ve decided <strong>to</strong> learn how <strong>to</strong> knit – congratulations! You’re on your way <strong>to</strong> developing a pricelessskill that you can take with you wherever you go. Feeling a little intimidated? Don’t be, learning how <strong>to</strong>knit will be a piece of cake now that you have this <strong>eBook</strong> in front of you. <strong>Knit</strong>ting can seem a littleoverwhelming at first, but with practice, you’ll find it quite simple.For instance, did you know that every single knitted garment is created with just two stitiches: the knitand purl stitch? Every special stitch is a just a variation of those two stitches – isn’t that good news?Once you learn the basics, you’ll be able <strong>to</strong> take on more <strong>com</strong>plex patterns and alternate stitches <strong>to</strong>create a variety of beautiful items. Enjoy!For more free knitting patterns, videos and tips, visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.Happy <strong>Knit</strong>ting,The Edi<strong>to</strong>rs of All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>tingwww.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.3


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>Table of Contents<strong>Knit</strong>ting Basics ................................................. 5<strong>Knit</strong>ting Chart .................................................. 7<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Cast On ............................................... 9The <strong>Knit</strong> Stitch ............................................... 12<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Purl ................................................... 14<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Cast Off ............................................. 16<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Increase Stitches ............................... 20<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Decrease Stitches ............................. 22<strong>Knit</strong>ting Abbreviations ................................... 24<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Read <strong>Knit</strong>ting Instructions ................ 28Easy Basic Cot<strong>to</strong>n Dishcloth .......................... 29Chain Stitch Scarf ........................................... 30<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Add New Yarn ................................... 18Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.4


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting BasicsBy M. E. Harring<strong>to</strong>nDouble Point NeedlesDouble point needles are used <strong>to</strong> make smallcircular garments, such as socks, mittens, or thesleeves on jackets or sweaters, or other itemsthat benefit from a seamless finish.<strong>Knit</strong>ting Needle TypesIt’s not really certain when the art of knittingoriginated, but some artifacts have been found,dating back <strong>to</strong> the 11 th century. These itemsoriginated in Egypt and are dated between the11 th and 14 th century, and bear a resemblance<strong>to</strong> socks.One thing <strong>for</strong> sure, with the variety of knittingneedles available <strong>to</strong>day; knitting has beenperfected and has evolved <strong>to</strong> a creative art!<strong>Knit</strong>ting needles have developed from simplesticks <strong>to</strong> the diverse assortment available on themarket <strong>to</strong>day.Single Point NeedlesThese needles have a point at one end, and acap at the other, which keeps the stitches fromfalling off. They are great <strong>for</strong> making flat items,such as scarves, shawls, table runners, andafghans. The cap allows multiple stitches <strong>to</strong> beworked at the same time, such as <strong>for</strong> an afghan,without the fear of stitches falling off the end.The garments are worked with a set of 4needles. The stitches remain permanently on 3of the needles, and the <strong>for</strong>th needle is used <strong>to</strong>knit in<strong>to</strong> the stitches, transferring them <strong>to</strong> the4 th needle as they are worked. In patterns youwill usually see them referred <strong>to</strong> as dp needles.Circular NeedlesCircular needles are not created as a full circle.They are two needles, connected by a cord,usually a nylon type fiber. They allow a largercircular garment, such as a large sweater, <strong>to</strong> beworked in a seamless product. The connec<strong>to</strong>rcord will hold many stitches, without the bulkthat would normally happen when using doublepointed needles. They also <strong>com</strong>e in handywhen transporting your unfinished items, as thestitches won’t fall off the needles as easily.Circular needles can also be used <strong>to</strong> make largeblankets, which would otherwise need <strong>to</strong> be<strong>com</strong>pleted in sections and then sewn <strong>to</strong>gether.The circular needles allow a great number ofstitches <strong>to</strong> be cast on, and then the item can beknitted back and <strong>for</strong>th in much the samemanner as using flat needles.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.5


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>Cable Stitch NeedlesCable stitch needles have a curved section inthem, so the stitches can settle in theindentation as cable stitch is worked. Thestitches need <strong>to</strong> be moved from side <strong>to</strong> sidewhen working cables and the indentation allowseasy identification of the stitches beingmanipulated <strong>to</strong> produce the cable effect.<strong>Knit</strong>ting needles are made in a variety ofmaterials: plastic, wood, bamboo, metal, andacrylic. Which type you use <strong>com</strong>es down <strong>to</strong>personal preference.GaugeWhen knitting a garment, it is immenselyhelpful <strong>to</strong> know from the onset whether thefinished item will fit. This is where gauge <strong>com</strong>esin. To check <strong>for</strong> gauge, a swatch is knitted <strong>to</strong>predict the size of your knitted item. Generallya swatch of 10 stitches long and 10 rows high isworked. The swatch can then be placed on aflat surface, and measured <strong>to</strong> see how manystitches equal one inch. Once established, thenumber of stitches in an inch is multiplied bythe number of inches needed, and you canestimate how many stitches need <strong>to</strong> be cast on.For example, if gauge measures 4 stitches perinch, and your garment needs <strong>to</strong> be 25 inches,you will need <strong>to</strong> cast on 100 stitches.This will avoid the disappointment of finishing agarment, only <strong>to</strong> have it not fit as intended. Fora garment where stitch count is crucial <strong>to</strong> thepattern design, the needle size can be adjustedso that the swatch test results <strong>com</strong>ply withthose specified in the pattern. In this case,moving <strong>to</strong> larger or smaller sized needles wouldadjust the stitch size without having <strong>to</strong> make<strong>com</strong>plicated adjustments <strong>to</strong> the patterninstructions.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.6


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting ChartBy Craft Yarn Council of AmericaNote: GUIDELINES ONLY: The above reflect themost <strong>com</strong>monly used gauges and needle sizes<strong>for</strong> specific yarn categories.** Laceweight yarns are usually knitted onlarger needles <strong>to</strong> create lacy, openworkpatterns. Accordingly, a gauge range is difficult<strong>to</strong> determine. Always follow the gauge stated inyour pattern.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.7


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong><strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Make a Slip Knot4. Pull the yarn through the loop.By M. E. Harring<strong>to</strong>n1. To make the slip knot, wind the yarn in<strong>to</strong> acircle, with the end of the yarn on <strong>to</strong>p.5. Pull on the loop <strong>to</strong> tighten up the knot.2. Pass your fingers through the loop.6. Pass the knitting needle through the loop.3. Grasp the yarn end which is still attached <strong>to</strong>the ball.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.8


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong><strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Cast OnBy M. E. Harring<strong>to</strong>n3. Wrap your thumb around the yarn, bypassing your thumb over the yarn, thenbringing your thumb under the yarn and<strong>to</strong>ward you.1. Now that you know how <strong>to</strong> do the slip knot,you will be able <strong>to</strong> cast on your stitches <strong>to</strong>begin knitting. The simplest method ofcasting on is <strong>to</strong> use your thumb. In order <strong>to</strong>do this, you must leave a long tail of yarn <strong>to</strong>use in the casting on process.This pho<strong>to</strong> shows a slip knot madeapproximately 18 inches away from the endof the yarn.4. Pass the knitting needle through the loopon your thumb, from front <strong>to</strong> back.2. Hold the knitting needle in your right hand.Grasp the yarn end between your thumband finger of the left hand as shown in thepho<strong>to</strong> below.5. Keep your thumb in the loop, holding i<strong>to</strong>pen.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.9


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>6. Grasp the yarn end that is still attached <strong>to</strong> theball of yarn, and bring the yarn between yourthumb, and the knitting needle.9. Tighten up the stitch by tugging on both ends ofthe yarn.7. Use your thumb <strong>to</strong> slip the loop over theend of the knitting needle, leaving the yarnend on the needle.10. Repeat steps 3 - 9 <strong>to</strong> add as many stitchesas your project will require.8. This is how the stitch looks after slippingthe loop over.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.10


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>The Wrap On Method1. Begin by making a slip knot.4. Pull <strong>to</strong> set the stitch snugly on theneedle.2. Wrap the thumb of your left handaround the yarn.5. Repeat steps 2 <strong>to</strong> 4 <strong>to</strong> make as manystitches as your project requires. (Thismethod requires extra attention <strong>to</strong>tension when making the first row ofstitches, or extra yarn will occurbetween the stitches.)3. Slip the loop on<strong>to</strong> the needle.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.11


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>The <strong>Knit</strong> StitchBy M. E. Harring<strong>to</strong>n3. It helps <strong>to</strong> keep the stitch on the needleif you press the yarn against the needlewith your finger on your left hand.Bring the yarn between the two pointsof the needles.1. Cast the correct number of stitchesrequired <strong>for</strong> your project on the knittingneedle.4. Using the tip of the needle, bring theyarn through the loop as shown in thepho<strong>to</strong> below.2. To knit the first stitch, pass the point ofthe empty needle through the firststitch.5. Release the pressure of your left fingerwhich is holding the stitch on theneedle, and allow the stitch <strong>to</strong> slip offthe needle.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.12


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 in each stitchacross the row. See pho<strong>to</strong>s in step 7.8. Change the needle filled with stitchesback <strong>to</strong> the left hand, and repeat steps3 - 6.9. This will give you a texture of knit everyrow, which will look like the pho<strong>to</strong>below. (This is a lovely texture, whichwill make you look like a seasonedknitter!) The knit every row technique(also known as the garter stitch) isparticularly useful in making scarves,hats, and sweaters, and works up morequickly than knit one row, purl one row.7.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.13


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>6. The stitch has been <strong>to</strong>tally moved <strong>to</strong>the needle in your right hand in thepho<strong>to</strong> below.(One row of purl stitch <strong>com</strong>pleted)7. Repeat steps 2 <strong>to</strong> 6 in each stitch acrossthe row.Once you’ve gotten some practice, you canalternate rows <strong>to</strong> create the texture above.Simply knit one row, and then purl one row.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.15


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong><strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Cast OffBy M. E. Harring<strong>to</strong>n3. Pull the first stitch over the secondstitch. You will now have only onestitch on the right hand needle.1. The first step <strong>to</strong> binding off is <strong>to</strong> knit, orpurl, the first two stitches of the row.4. <strong>Knit</strong> or purl the next stitch.2. Use the tip of the knitting needle <strong>to</strong> pullthe first stitch over the second stitch.Pass the tip under the first stitch.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.16


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>5. Repeat steps 2 <strong>to</strong> 4 across the row.7. Pull the yarn end through the last stitch,and pull <strong>to</strong> tighten up.8. Thread the yarn end in<strong>to</strong> a yarn needle,and weave it through the finished work.6. Repeat steps 1 <strong>to</strong> 5, until you have nostitches left on the left hand needle,and only one stitch on the right handneedle. Slide the stitch off the needle.Cut the yarn approximately 6 incheslong.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.17


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong><strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Add New YarnBy M. E. Harring<strong>to</strong>nThere are several reasons <strong>for</strong> needing <strong>to</strong> addanother yarn: (1) you may have run out of yarn,(2) your project may require a change in color,or (3) your project may require a change incolor in the middle of a row. Here’s how <strong>to</strong> doall three.Adding Yarn in the Middle of a RowTo add yarn in the center of a row, <strong>for</strong> the firstrow, simply drop the yarn you were workingwith, and begin working with the other yarn.Tie the two yarns <strong>to</strong>gether at the back of yourwork, in a square knot. When your project isfinished, weave the yarn ends in<strong>to</strong> the finishedwork with a yarn needle.Adding a New Color at the End of a RowTo add another yarn at the end of a row, simplydrop the old yarn end, and begin the row with anew yarn.Later, you will weave the yarn ends in<strong>to</strong> thefinished work with a yarn needle.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.18


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>For subsequent rows, when the colors meet,twist the colors around once be<strong>for</strong>e changingyarns. This connects the two colors so therewon’t be an open hole at the junction of thetwo colors.The pho<strong>to</strong>s below show how your work will lookfrom the front and from the back. Note thetwist of the two colors at the back of the work,in the secondpho<strong>to</strong>.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.19


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong><strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Increase StitchesBy M. E. Harring<strong>to</strong>n3. Then knit, (or purl) in<strong>to</strong> the new stitch stichhas been added on.Make One Method1. One method is <strong>to</strong> make an extra stitchbetween two existing stitches. To do this,pick up the yarn between two stitches withthe tip of the knitting needle in your righthand.4. You now have an additional stitch.2. Place it on the left hand needle.<strong>Knit</strong> One Method1. To knit an increase in stitches, first knitin<strong>to</strong> the front of the stitch in the usualmanner. (If you are increasing on a purlrow, purl in<strong>to</strong> front of the stitch.)Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.20


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>2. Be<strong>for</strong>e slipping the stitch off the needle,knit in<strong>to</strong> the back side of the stitch.3. You will now have 2 two stitches, wherethere was one be<strong>for</strong>e.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.21


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong><strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> Decrease StitchesBy M. E. Harring<strong>to</strong>n<strong>Knit</strong> Two Together Method1. Then knit, (or purl) in<strong>to</strong> the new stitch stichhas been added on. Pass the needlethrough the loops of two stitches.Pass Over Stitch Method1. Slip a stitch on<strong>to</strong> the right hand needle.2. <strong>Knit</strong> the two stitches as though they wereone stitch.2. <strong>Knit</strong> the next stitch.3. The pho<strong>to</strong> below shows two stitchesdecreased using the <strong>Knit</strong> Two Togethermethod.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.22


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>3. Pull the slipped stitch over the stitch justknitted.The pho<strong>to</strong> below shows the 2 stitches markedwith red asterisks decreased by the <strong>Knit</strong> TwoTogether method. The two stitches markedwith blue number signs, decreased with thePass Over method. There is no noticeabledifference.Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.23


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting Abbreviationscn = Cable needleCO = Cast on“ = Inch or inches* = Repeat instructions following the singleasterisk as directed** = Repeat instructions between asterisks asdirected{ } = Alternate measurements or instructions( ) = Repeat directions as noted or indicatedalt = Alternateapprox = Approximatelybeg = Begin or beginningbet = BetweenBk lp = Back loopBlo = Back loop onlyBp = Back postBO = Bind offC = CableCA = Color ACB = Color BCC = Contrasting colorCdd = Centered double decreasech = Chaincl = Clustercm = Centimeter or centimeterscont = ContinueCOR = Carriage on the rightCR = Cross Stitches <strong>to</strong> the rightcross 2 L = Cross 2 stitches <strong>to</strong> the leftcross 2 R = Cross 2 stitches <strong>to</strong> the rightdc = Double crochetdec = Decreasedecs = DecreasesDK = Double knitting weight yarndpn = Double pointed needlesea = EachEON = End of needleEON = Every other needleEOR = End of rowFC = Front crossfl = Front Loopsfol = Front loop onlyfoll = Follow, follows, followingfwp = Forward working positiong = Gramgr = Gramg st = Garter stitchFind a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.24


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>grp = Groupgrps = Groupshdc = Half double crochethk = Hookhp = Holding positionin = Inchins = Inchesinc = Increaseincs = Increasesincl = Includingk = <strong>Knit</strong> stitchk tbl = <strong>Knit</strong> stitch through the back loopK1 tbl = <strong>Knit</strong> stitch through the back loopK1b = <strong>Knit</strong> stitch through the back loopk-b = <strong>Knit</strong> stitch in the row belowk-wise = knit-wisek1 f&b = <strong>Knit</strong> 1 stitch in the front, then in theback of the same stitchkfb = <strong>Knit</strong> 1 stitch in the front, then in the backof the same stitchk2<strong>to</strong>g = <strong>Knit</strong> 2 stitches <strong>to</strong>getherk2<strong>to</strong>g tbl = <strong>Knit</strong> 2 stitches <strong>to</strong>gether through theback loopskll = <strong>Knit</strong> left loopkp = Keyplatekrl = <strong>Knit</strong> right loopLC = Left crossLH = Left handlp = Looplps = LoopsLT = Left twistM = MarkerMs = Markersm = MeterM1 = Make 1M1A = Make 1 awayM1F = Make 1 front leftM1L = Make 1 front leftM1B = Make 1 back rightM1R = Make 1 back rightM1T = Make 1 <strong>to</strong>wardsMB = Make bobblemc = Main Colormm = millimetersno = NumberNWP = Non-working positionoz = Ounce or ouncesp = Purl stitchp tble = Purl stitch through the back loopP1b = Purl stitch through the back loopFind a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.25


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>P1 tble = Purl stitch through the back loopp-b = Purl stitch in the row belowp-wise = Purl wisepfb = Purl the front of the stitch, then purl theback of the same stitchp1 f&b = Purl the front of the stitch, then purlthe back of the same stitchp2<strong>to</strong>g = Purl 2 <strong>to</strong>getherp2<strong>to</strong>g tble = Purl 2 <strong>to</strong>gether through the backloopspat = Patternpatt = Patternpats = Patternspatts = Patternspm = Place markerpnso = Pass next stitch overpop = Popcorn stitchprev = Previouspsso = Pass the slipped stitch overpu = Pick up stitchesRC = Right Crossrem = Remainingrep = Repeatreps = RepeatsRev ST st = Reverse s<strong>to</strong>ckinette or s<strong>to</strong>ckingstitchRH = Right handRib = Ribbingrnd = Roundrnds = RoundsRS = Right sideRT = Right twistsc = Single crochetsk = Skipsk2p = Slip 1 <strong>Knit</strong> 2 <strong>to</strong>g or pass slipped stitchoverSKP = Slip, knit, passskpo = Slip, knit, passs = Slip a stitchsl = Slip a stitchsl st = Slip stitch or Slip stitchessl1, k1, psso = Slip 1, knit 1, pass the slippedstitch oversl1k = Slip a stitch knit-wisesl 1 k-wise = Slip a stitch knit-wisesl1p = Slip a stitch purl-wise1sl 1 p-wise = Slip a stitch purl-wiseSp = Spacesps = Spacesssk = Slip, slip, knit slipped stitches <strong>to</strong>gssp = Slip, slip, purlFind a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.26


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>sssk = Slip, slip, slip, knit 3 slipped stitchesst = Stitchsts = StitchesSt st = S<strong>to</strong>ckinette or s<strong>to</strong>cking stitchTble = Through the back loopTog = Togetherwon = Wool over needlewp = Working positionwrn = Wool round needleWS = Wrong sidewy = Waste yarnwyib = With yarn in backyb = Yarn <strong>to</strong> the backybk = Yarn <strong>to</strong> the backyd = Yardyds = Yardsyfon = Yarn <strong>for</strong>ward and over needleyfrn = Yarn <strong>for</strong>ward and round needleyf = Yarn <strong>for</strong>wardyfwd = Yarn <strong>for</strong>wardyo = Yarn over needleyo2 = Yarn over twiceyon = Yarn over needleyrn = Yarn over needlewyif = With yarn in frontFind a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.27


<strong>How</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Knit</strong> <strong>for</strong> <strong>Beginners</strong>: 9 <strong>Free</strong> Tu<strong>to</strong>rials <strong>eBook</strong>Chain Stitch ScarfBy BernatMaterials Yarn: Bernat Bamboo (60 g / 2.1 oz) 2balls of #92425 (Rosehip) Circular <strong>Knit</strong>ting Needle: Size 6 mm(U.S. 10) 16 ins 40 cm long or sizeneeded <strong>to</strong> obtain gauge.Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins 10 cm ins<strong>to</strong>cking st.Instructions:Cast on 171 sts. Do not join in rnd. Workingback and <strong>for</strong>th in rows, proceed as follows:1st row: (WS). <strong>Knit</strong>.2nd row: *P1. Sl1P. Rep from * <strong>to</strong> last st. P1.3rd row: K2. *Sl1. K1. Rep from * <strong>to</strong> last st.K1.Chain stitch creates a soft texture in this freescarf knitting pattern in Bamboo yarn. <strong>Knit</strong>lengthwise on circular needles, the scarf isquick and easy. Use the chain stitch techniqueon other projects.Finished Size: 5 x 50 ins 12.5 x 127 cm4th <strong>to</strong> 7th rows: Beg with a knit row, work ins<strong>to</strong>cking st.Rep 2nd <strong>to</strong> 7th rows <strong>for</strong> 5 ins [12.5 cm], then2nd and 3rd rows once.Next row: <strong>Knit</strong>. Cast off knitwise (WS).Find a variety of free knitting patterns visit www.All<strong>Free</strong><strong>Knit</strong>ting.<strong>com</strong>.30

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