How to Follow Written Stitch Patterns in Knitting by DUMMIES

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In knitting, written stitch patterns include punctuation such as commas, asterisks, and brackets (or parentheses). The punctuation in knitting instructions mean more than you may think, however.

Here’s a punctuation translation for written stitch patterns:

  • Commas (,) separate single steps. The instruction “Sl 1 wyif, k5” tells you to slip a stitch with the yarn on the front side of the work, and then to knit 5 stitches as normal (meaning you have to move the yarn to the back before knitting, even though the instructions don’t tell you to).
  • An asterisk (*) indicates that whatever follows gets repeated (rep). For example, the instruction “K1, * sl 1, k3; rep from * to last st, k1” means that you knit 1 stitch, then you work the stitches between the asterisks (slip 1 stitch and knit 3 stitches) over and over until you reach the last stitch of the row, which you knit.
  • Brackets [ ] or parentheses ( ) function much like the asterisks, except that you’re repeating a series of stitches a specified number of times. For example, the instruction “* K5, (p1, k1) twice, p1; repeat from * to end of row” means that, after you knit 5, you purl 1/knit 1 two times, followed by another purl 1, and then you repeat this entire sequence across the entire row.

Written instructions give you row-by-row directions for a single repeat (rep). Here’s an example of a stitch pattern in written form:

Row 1 (RS): * K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2 (WS): * P2, k2; rep from * to end of row.

Translation: On the first row (the right side is facing you on the first row in this pattern), you knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches, and so on to the end of the row. On the next row (wrong side facing now), you begin by purling 2 stitches, then knitting 2 stitches, purling 2 stitches, knitting 2 stitches, and so on to the end of the row.

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My latest Newsboy Cap .. :D

Alhamdulillah.. got another chance again to post my latest project. Lately, I’ve been enjoying crocheting hats so much.. why? because it’s faster than knitting xD hehe..

What do you think of the attached button? :) Hehe.. I am not sure if my sister will love it… :( but still I don’t care and sew it xD hhuhuh…

This is how it looks like from the side view. this hat is actually for children. Guess.. the yarns I’m using must be thicker than the original pattern, hence, it turns out to be as adult size. This yarns are from Bravo and Sirdar brand.

What do you think of this hat? I hope my sister will like it this time..

Thank you for hopping by and thank you to all of you who always visit Da’Knit :D

May Allah swt bless us all

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Rainbow..

Assalamualaikum to all da’knit’s visitors.. alhamdulillah.. I got a chance to post another entry today. Just now I was trying to experiment this rainbow yarn like the picture above (which is going to be a hat soon…. :) )  and the colour did turns out sweet and pretty, isn’t it?

This yarn is bulky, bulky than the daiso yarn…. using 6.mm hook .. and also, you can use with 6.5mm or 7mm hook too.. but it is soft and really really nice to feel .. Experimenting different yarns are very enjoyable.. :)

Oh and.. if anyone interested, you can check this yarn out at: http://sindarery.aheys.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=61

Oh yes.. alhamdulillah.. today, Da’Knit Online Store has been updated with new stock.. which is:

This hook is really nice and comfortable to use.. The yarns doesn’t slip of easily from the hook during crocheting.. and the shape of the hook is really i can say, one of a kind xD so unique! This hooks is good for beginner too. Besides that, the handle is larger, and therefore more comfortable, so you can avoid straining your hand and fingers when crocheting.. The best part of this hooks is that, the yarn slides nicely and you won’t have trouble scratching your yarn.  :)

If anyone interested with this hooks, it is available for purchase at: http://sindarery.aheys.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=76

We are planning to bring more stocks in Da’Knit Online Store. InsyaAllah, any new update.. we will inform you via FB page.. thank you for everyone support ya :)

May Allah swt bless us all

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Knitting Tutorial: PSSO a.k.a Pass Slip Stitch Over :)

Assalamulaikum everyone.. alhamdulillah.. this time, I am going to show on how to do PSSO tutorial. InsyaAllah.. hopefully this video will help to understand on how to do PSSO.

This video is made for Kak Natasha :) Hope you like this video kak! :)  and may it brings benefits to everyone who wants to learn about the way to do PSSO.

Please leave us a comment about this tutorial either it helps or not, clear and if its’ understandable :) Thank you for watching!

 Da’Knit Tutorial: How to do PSSO a.k.a pass over slip stitch

May Allah bless us all.. amin.

Thank you for hopping by! :)

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Belajar Crochet @ Jarum Kait Satu

Crochet (Jarum Kait Satu)

Asas yang perlu diketahui ialah:

TUTORIAL VIDEO BELAJAR MENGAIT CROCHET

1. How to do Chain Stitch ( Ch )

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2. How to do Single Crochet ( Sc )

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3. How to do Double Crochet ( Dc )

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4. How to do Slip Stitch ( Sl St ) – this is not my video. Thank you to www.thecrochetside.com

 

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