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Video Knitting Dictionary

Make a swatch (a small square of knitting at least 3 inches wide), block it, and then check your gauge. If your stitches are too small, use a needle one size bigger. If your stitches are too big, use a needle one size smaller.

Course content:

Before You Start

  • Knitting Terms and Abbreviations
  • Gauge – Check Your Gauge

Cast-Ons

  • Backwards Loop Cast-On
  • Long-Tail Cast-On

Knit and Purl

  • K – Knit – American
  • K – Knit – Continental
  • P – Purl – American
  • P – Purl – Continental
  • Recognizing a Knit and Purl Stitch

Pattern Stitches

  • 1×1 Rib – K1, P1 Rib
  • Garter st – Garter Stitch
  • K Tbl - Through the Back Loop
  • P/u and Knit – Pick Up and Knit
  • Sl 1 – Slip 1
  • St st – Stockinette Stitch

Increases

  • YO – Yarn Over
  • KFB – Knit Front and Back
  • PFB – Purl Front and Back
  • M1/M1L – Make One/Make One Left
  • M1R – Make One Right

Decreases

  • K2tog – Knit 2 Together
  • SSK – Slip, Slip, Knit
  • SKP – Slip, Knit, Pass
  • S2KP – Slip 2, Knit, Pass (CDD)
  • P2tog – Purl 2 Together
  • K2togtbl – Knit 2 Together TBL

Finishing

  • Block
  • BO – Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch
  • Mattress Stitch
  • Weave In Ends

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