Category Archives: Free Knitting patterns

Buttonholes and button bands

If your garment has separately worked button and buttonhole bands, you should first pin the fronts to the back at shoulder seams. Then pin The bands to the front, taking care to ensure that the lower’ edge of the garment forms a
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Casting off

Once you have completed your knitting, you will need to finish off the work. This known as casting off. The stitches can be cast off as they are knitted, purled or worked in a pattern stitch, but the method is
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Shaping and Decreasing

Shaping You shape your’ knitting by adding or subtracting stitches from the rows, as you work. There are various methods of adding and subtracting stitches to create different styles and effects. Increasing The first two increasing techniques given below are
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Knitting and Crochet Abbreviation

Standard knitting abbreviations alt alternate approx approximately beg begin, beginning CC contrasting color ch chain cm(s) centimeter(s) cn cable needle cont continue, continuing c2b cable to back c4b cable 4 back c2f cable to front c4f cable 4 front dec(s)
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Purl Stitch and Knit Stitch

  Knit stitch: This is the first stitch you learn and is abbreviated in knitting patterns as k. It creates a simple ridged fabric known as garter stitch when worked on its own. When worked in alternate rows with purl
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Knitting Basics

There are only two basic stitches in knitting: knit and purl All knitted fabrics are made using combinations, or variations, of these stitches. To begin, you need to learn how to hold your needles and yarn. Most garments are knitted
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Working With Four Needles

  Chain-Edge cast-on This cast -on method gives a looser edge than the thumb cast-on, although it can he tightened to create a firmer, more elastic edge by knitting into the back, of the stitches on the next row. 1.
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Learning to Knit

Casting on To make the very first loops on your needles, you’ cast on’ stitches. There are several methods, but all of them require you, in the first place, to create an initial loop on your needle. A commonly used
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Kintting Needle Type and Size

Tenson To make a successful hand,knitted garment to the chosen Size, it is essential that you work to the stated tension – the Correct number of stitches and rows over a IOcm 14inl square. To check that your own tension
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