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Knitting Terms Glossary

Course content:

Basic Stitches

  • Cast On
  • Stockinette Stitch
  • Bind Off
  • Reverse Stockinette Stitch
  • Garter Stitch
  • Ribbing
  • Yarnover

Brioche

  • Wrap

Kinds of Knitting

  • American/English-Style Knitting
  • Flat Knitting
  • Mosaic Knitting
  • Continental Knitting
  • Colorwork
  • In the Round (Round Knitting)

Kinds of Yarn Color

  • Heathered
  • Highly Variegated
  • Kettle-Dyed
  • Self-Striping
  • Semi-Solid
  • Variegated

Lingo

  • Local Yarn Store (LYS)
  • Knit Up (Verb)
  • Stash
  • Tink

Mistakes and Errors

  • Accidental Yarnover
  • Frogging

Needle Terminology

  • Grabby

Needles

  • Circs/Circulars (Circular Knitting Needles)
  • Double-Pointed Needles (DPN(s))
  • Straight Needles

Other

  • Knitting Pattern
  • Tension (Verb and Noun)

Pattern Terms

  • Beginning of Round
  • Contrasting Color
  • Decrease
  • Gauge
  • In Pattern
  • Increase
  • Main Color
  • Multiple (Noun)
  • Right Side
  • Round (Noun)
  • Turn Work
  • Work Even
  • Wrong Side
  • Yardage

Stitch Terms

  • Back Loop
  • Knitwise
  • Leg
  • Purlwise
  • Stitch

Techniques

  • Blocking
  • Felting
  • Gauge Swatch
  • Getting Gauge
  • Magic Loop
  • Read Your Work
  • Short-Tail Cast-On
  • Swatch
  • Weave In

Yarn Put-Ups

  • Bobbin
  • Center-Pull Ball
  • Hank
  • Skein

Yarn Terms

  • Colorway
  • Dye Lot
  • Pull From the Center
  • Pull From the Outside
  • Tail
  • Weight
  • Working Yarn

Yarn Weights

  • Lace
  • Fingering
  • Sport
  • DK
  • Worsted
  • Aran
  • Chunky
  • Super-Bulky

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