Sizing and Abbreviations

Sizing and Abbreviations

SIZING

VERSACIKNITS patterns are based on the following set of body measurements. Each specifies the amount of ease that the garment is designed to have.

VERSACIKNITS sloper measurements.001-001I would like to thank Ysolda Teague and Marnie MacLean for their insights on measurement and pattern writing. I would also like to express my appreciation to Charlotte Quiggle, Tech Editor Extraordinaire, for guiding me through the pattern writing process.

ABBREVIATIONS

This is a list of the abbreviations commonly used in VERSACIKNITS patterns.

approx = Approximately

beg = Beginning

BO = Bind off

CDD (centered double decrease) = Slip 2 sts together knitwise, k1, pass slipped stitches over the knit st

CO = Cast on

dec = Decrease

dpn = Double pointed needle

est = Established

inc = Increase

k = Knit

k1-tbl = Knit one through-back-loop

k2tog = Knit 2 sts together

LT = Left twist. With right-hand needle behind left-hand needle, skip one st and knit the second st in back loop; then insert right-hand needle into the backs of both sts (the skipped st and the second st) and k2tog through the back loops. Slip both stitches off the left-hand needle.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by making a backward loop over right needle

M1L = Make 1 stitch, left slanting. Insert left needle from front to back under the running thread between the last st worked and next st on left needle; knit into the back of resulting loop

M1L-p = Make 1 stitch, left slanting. Inserting left needle from front to back under the running thread between the last st worked and the next st on left needle; purl into the resulting loop.

M1P = Make 1 stitch purlwise. Insert left needle from back to front under the running thread between the last st worked and next st on left needle; purl into the resulting loop

M1R = Make 1 stitch, right slanting. Insert left needle from back to front under the running thread between the last st worked and next st on left needle; knit into the front of resulting loop

M1R-p = Make 1 stitch, right slanting. Insert left needle from back to front under the running thread between the last st worked and the next st on the left needle; purl into the resulting loop.

p = Purl

p1-tbl = Purl one through- back-loop

p2tog = Purl 2 sts together

patt = Pattern

pm = Place marker

psso = Pass slipped stitch over

PU = Pick up

rem = Remaining

rep = Repeat

rev St st = Reverse Stockinette stitch

RH = Right hand

rnd = Round

RT = Right twist. K2tog leaving stitches on left- hand needle; then insert right-hand needle from the front between the two sts just knitted together, and knit the first st again; then slip both sts from left-hand needle together

sl1 = Slip one stitch knitwise

sl1-p = Slip one stitch purlwise

sm = Slip marker

ssk = Slip next 2 sts one at a time knitwise, transfer stitches back to left needle, then k2tog

ssp = Slip next 2 sts one at a time knitwise, transfer stitches back to left needle, then p2tog through-back- loop

St st = Stockinette st

St(s) = Stitch(es)

tbl = Through back loop

WT = When indicated in the pattern bring yarn that is in back of work forward/ bring yarn that is in front of work to the back; slip next st; return yarn to original position, thereby “wrapping” the slipped st; turn. On subsequent row, when working a st that has been wrapped, slip the st to the right needle, use the left needle to pick up the wrap, slip the st back to left needle and work the wrap and st together as one st.

yfwd = Yarn forward

yo = yarn over

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bridget poole December 2, 2012 at 2:13 am

I know how to k2tog but they are asking me to put the resulting stitch back on the left needle.

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