How to Read Patterns & Abbreviations in Knitting?

Answer The fashion trend has many knit garments from stylish vogue cashmere sweaters to handsome cardigan sweaters for men. Beginner knitters who know the basic techniques of casting on stitches, the knit... Read More »

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How to Read Knitting Patterns: BO & Knit Across Row?

Knitting across a row and binding off (BO) are common instructions found in knitting patterns. Most patterns assume that the knitter already knows what these instructions mean, but they can be conf... Read More »

What does M1 mean in knitting patterns?

In a knitting pattern, M1 is short for "make one," an instruction to increase or make a stitch. There are many methods of doing this, including looping the yarn over the right needle or picking up ... Read More »

What is new in knitting patterns?

In 2003, Debbie Stoller's, "Stitch 'n Bitch, The Knitter's Handbook" appeared in bookstores. The book's fresh approach to knitting attracted many new people to the craft. The patterns in this book ... Read More »

Knitting Patterns for Gag Gifts?

As a knitter, you know that one of the things that knitters love most is putting their yarn and needles to work in order to create designs and gifts for their friends and families. Sometimes, howev... Read More »