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Please explain knit stitch one row under

I have a pattern that says insert needle in next stitch in row below

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This is a clumsy way of knitting a tucked stitch - the writer of the pattern is ignorant of the way it is done properly. The writer wants you to knit a stitch, then on the next row rather than knitting in the usual way you insert the needle into the stitch on the row below and so making the stitch on the needle was a waste of your time. If the stitch is fisherman's rib, for each purl stitch you need only bring the yarn to the front and then slip the stitch to the other needle. Take the yarn to the back over the top of the needle so making a bridge over the slipped stitch. Knit the next stitch. Then on the next row you knit the stitch and the bridge of yarn together. This is much faster than the knit into the stitch below method and produces a nicer more even rib structure.

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Knitting: if I'm slipping the first stitch of each row purl wise, with the yarn in front, should I also slip the first stitch when I bind off?


If you are binding off on a purl row (or at least stitch 2 in the row is a purl), then yes, you should slip the first stitch of the bind off row.
If, however, the bind off row is a knit row (or a least the second stitch in the row is a knit) I would knit the first stitch.
A lot depends on the pattern being worked. Personally, I would try it both ways and see which way looks best with the pattern.

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Please show the knitting term ssk with illustrations?


can't give you illustrations but. SSK means slip stitch knit. Which means slip the next stitch onto the needle as though you will knit it then knit the next stitch instead keeping the slipped stitch on the needle and go ahead and finish the row.

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How should the first stich in each row be knitted. I.e opposite of what the pattern calls for or pulled off Thank you.


The first stitch of the row is usually the chain that you ended in the last row. The chain essentially builds the height of the pattern to the next row so the stitches are even height from beginning to end. After you have made the chain, then begin with the first stitch in the next row pattern.

So, if the pattern says to knit 3 (or purl 3), that 3 stitches allows the height for the next row.

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The pattern says s1, k1,ym, k2tog, knit to end of row.


S1 = slip next stitch
K1 = knit one
YRN = Yarn Over (not YM!)
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
Knit to end of row

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What size needles for bulky/12py wool?


It depends on your project. You need the size needle that will give you the stitch width and stitch length called for in the pattern. The pattern calls for a specific gauge, so you'll need to try out different needles, knitting a swatch on each needle size, and counting the number of stitches across and down to match the pattern specification. Does the pattern not give you a needle size? Needles come in either straight or circular in all various sizes as long as you stay within the same brand needle. (Needle brands differ from one to another, so try to stay within only one brand.) So a straight needle size 6 should be the same size as a circular needle size 6 (of the same brand).

However, although it may call for a specific size needle, you will still need to knit some test swatches because knitters usually knit looser or tighter, so one needs to adjust the needle size to accommodate those differences, ie someone who knits tightly may get 8 stitches to an inch, but a loose knitter may get only 6 stitches. But if the pattern says to cast on 48 stitches in for row 1, that means the 8 stitch gauge will yield a project that measures 6 inches wide (48/8=6). But a 6 stitch gauge will yield a project of 8 inches wide (48/6=8). The result would be one project will be 2 inches wider than the other.

But that is only half of the problem as you would still need to measure the number of rows per inch to get the length of the project. If there are more rows to the inch than specified, a garment with say an armhole that may be too small. If there are fewer rows to an inch, the result may be an armhole that is way to big.

Be very careful with your pattern and yarn selection. You will be much more successful if you stick to the number ply and yarn weight specified in the pattern, ie if the pattern calls for 2-ply 2 oz yarn, there may be some particularly difficult issues with substituting a 4-ply 4 oz. yarn. You may end up with a project that will not fit. For instance, you wouldn't want to use a heavier yarn to knit a baby garment. Baby garments usually call for baby yarn which is a specific ply and weight.

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What do yon and yfrn mean in a knitting pattern?


yon is usually Yarn On (or over) Needle. This is a yarn over between a purl and a knit stitch. (After the purl stitch, keep the working yarn in front of the needle. Then place the right needle into the next stitch so that the right needle is behind the left needle in the stitch. Wind the yarn around the needle and pull the loop through.)

yfrn is a Yarn foward and round the needle. This is a similar yarn over to the yon but is a little larger. The difference is that the yarn over is done after a knit stitch and before a purl stitch. After the knit stitch, bring the yarn in front of the needle. Wrap the yarn anti-clockwise around the right needle so that the yarn is again at the front of the work. Place the right needle in the front of the next stitch on the left needle. Then do a normal purl stitch.

You can see some videos and still photos here: http://www.stitcharena.com/library/hand-knitting/yfwd-yfrn-yrn-and-yon/ .

I hope this helps.

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Can you please explain further what this knitting abbreviation means k3to7= knit 3 sts together w/o dropping them of the needle, yo, repeat 2 more times, knit 3 sts together once more, slip sts off the...


It looks like you would scoop up three stitches instead of one and then instead of transferring them over to the other needle you would yarn over and repeat that action twice more, then scoop up three stitches knit and count how many stitches you have if you do it right you have increased the row from 3 stitches to 7.

Try and see if it looks right. Bill in Oregon

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How do I cast off in knitting?


Take a needle several sizes larger than the ones you have used for the knitting - so the loops will be larger and the edge looser, knit the first two stitches onto the larger needle then use the tip of the other needle to lift the first stitch over the second one and right off the needle, so it is looped over the second stitch, but is no longer on the needle.
Knit another stitch and repeat the lifting over. I f you are casting off all the stitches continue to the end of the row and then cut the yarn, pass the end of the yarn through the last stitch and draw it up.
If you are only casting off part of the row then move the last stitch onto the right size needle and continue knitting on the stitches left in the row.

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What does knit over mean


Read the pattern again. You may be doing short rows. Buy a more detail knitting book. If you can go to Knit and Crochet Today it's a tv show that has a website they have experts in knitting and crocheting. Sure there is a demo or someone you can ask to explain in detail. I think the show comes on Thursday in Chicago but its once a week on cable/satellite on pbs.

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