Purl? k2tog? Slip-Slip-Knit? Knitting instructions, the terminology, the abbreviations and the chart symbols can very quickly seem like a foreign language for the beginner.
It certainly doesn't help that quite often different people or cultures use slightly different symbols or abbreviations to represent the same thing (something I constantly come across whilst researching for the website).
Here at eKnitting Stitches, we have attempted to try and keep to the most commonly used terms and symbols, although am sure that there may be some debate on what I have defined as the most common. If nothing else, we certainly try to be rigidly consistent in using the same terms and symbols across the website as a whole.
Below is a list of all the knitting techniques we have used in our stitch patterns to date. Each technique is written its traditional shorthand and has the chart symbol we use. Additionally, if you click on any of the links in the longhand version of the technique you will be taken to a how-go-guide to demonstrate how it should be done.
As with the rest of our website, we are constantly growing so expect to see new techniques added below as we expand.
sl1, k2tog, psso
Knit four together through the back loop
Purl three together & make three
Purl five together & make five
Knit one under loose strands
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