MISFICTIONARY

Above Markers

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to knitting that is worked after the point where stitch markers have been placed.

Above Rib

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to knitting worked after the last row of ribbing.

After...number Of Rows Have Been Worked

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

This means that work should be continued as instructed after completing the designated number of rows.

Along Neck

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Generally used when picking up stitches at an unshaped, or straight, neck edge.

Around Neck

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Generally used when picking up stitches at a shaped, or curved, neck edge.

Around The Post Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is a crochet stitch that works around the back or front of the post of the previous stitch, giving it a raised ridge.

As Established

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to continue working the pattern as previously described.

As Foll

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work the instructions that follow.

As For Back

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work a piece identical to the back.

As For Front

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work a piece identical to the front.

As To Knit

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work the stitch as if you were knitting.

As To Purl

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work the stitch as if you were purling.

At Same Time

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work the instructions that immediately follow and precede this term, simultaneously.

Attach

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to joining a new strand of yarn with the current strand.

Back Edge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any edge on the back piece of the garment.

Basic Single Left - Slanting Decrease

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

To slant stitches to the left on the knit side of the work, knit or purl two stitches together through the back loops.

Basic Single Right - Slanting Decrease

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

To slant stitches to the right on the knit side of the work, knit or purl two stitches together.

Bind Off From Each Neck Edge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to when both sides of the inside neck edge are shaped simultaneously after binding off the center stitches.

Bind Or Binding Off

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the finishing of edges that keep stitches from unraveling. The bound off edge should not be too loose nor too tight. There are three types: Basic Knit Bind-Off, Basic Purl Bind-Off, and Three Needle Bind-Off.

Block Pieces

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of laying completed pieces of knitting flat in order to even and smooth the stitches giving them their permanent shape.

Body Of Sweater Is Worked In One Piece To Underarm

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to using a circular needle to knit a sweater with no side seams up to the underarm.

Cap

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a snug-fitting hat that fits closely to the head.

Cap Shaping

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the shaped part of the sleeve above the widest part of the arm, which will fit into the armhole of the sweater.

Casting-on

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the first foundation row of stitches placed on the needle in order to begin knitting. Casting-on stitches include: Slip Knot, Double Cast-on, Double Cast-on-Thumb Method, Single Cast-on, Knitting-on, Cable Cast-on and Alternate Cable Cast-on.

Center Back Neck

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the point that marks the center of the back neck.

Center Front Neck

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the point that marks the center of the front neck.

Chain

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is the initial series of looped stitches that form a chain-like pattern and the foundation for all the other stitches.

Cont In Pat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of working the pattern as previously described.

Cont In This Way

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of working in the manner as previously described.

Crochet

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to needlework that consists of the interlocking of looped stitches formed with yarn and a hooked needle.

Crochet Hook

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the metal or plastic hooked needle that interlocks yarn while crocheting.

Crochet Stitches

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to looped stitches used in crocheting. Stitch type names are:

  • Single Crochet
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Treble Crochet
  • Double Treble Crochet
  • Triple Treble Crochet
  • Slip Stitch
  • Around the Post
  • Cluster
  • Picot
  • Popcorn
  • Ribbing
  • Shell or Fan

Discontinue Pat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to stop working the preceding pattern immediately and continue as directed.

Do Not Press

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to refrain from ironing, pressing or steaming the knitted fabric.

Do Not Turn Work

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to keeping the work facing in the same direction as the row you have just completed.

Double Left - Slanting Decrease

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

This method slants to the left on the knit side by decreasing two stitches. Slip one, knit two, and then pass the slipped stitch over the decreased stitch.

Double Left - Slanting Decrease (alternate)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

This method slants to the left on the knit side by decreasing two stitches on the purl side.

Double Right - Slanting Decrease

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

This method slants to the right on the knit side by decreasing two stitches.

Double Right - Slanting Decrease (alternate)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

This method slants to the right on the knit side by decreasing two stitches on the purl side.

Double Seed Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to an even number of stitches.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one...until the end.
  • Row 2: Repeat row 1.
  • Row 3: Purl one, knit one, purl one, knit one...until the end.
  • Rox 4: Repeat row 3. Repeat rows 1 - 4.

Double Vertical - Slanting Decrease

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

This method creates a vertical stitch by decreasing two stitches.

Dye Lots

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Specifies a group of skeins that were dyed together, thus having precisely the same color. Skeins from different dye lots can vary in color even though the skein color is the same.

Each End

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

See each side.

Each Side

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working the designated stitches at both the beginning and the end of a row.

Easing In Any Fullness

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to evenly gathering in any extra fabric, while seaming.

End With A RS Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that the last row worked is a right side row.

End With A WS Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that the last row worked is a wrong side row.

Every Other Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that you should work one row between each increase or decrease row, when shaping.

Fasten Off

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that when you come to the last row of your project or when you are changing colors, you must cut the yarn and secure it. The yarn should be pulled through the last loop on the needle to finish the piece to prevent unraveling.

Finished Bust

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the circumference of a garment at the bust line after the front and back have been sewn together.

From Beg

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to measuring from the cast-on edge of the piece or beginning of the knitted piece.

From Edge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any edge on the front piece of the garment.

Garter Ridge Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any number of stitches. Starting with a knit stitch on the right side with rows 1, 3, and 4 and a purl stitch with row 2.

Garter Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any number of stitches, all of which are either knitted or purled.

Gauge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the number of stitches and rows to one inch of a pattern. It is determined by the size of the crochet hook or needle and by how tightly the yarn is held as the stitches are worked.

Grafting

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

The process of weaving two edges together that have not been bound off, resulting in an invisible joining.

Hank

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to yarn that is loosely wound into a large ring shape and then twisted back onto itself for easy packaging, shipping and storing.

Hat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is a more structured fit then a cap and usually consists of a crown and a brim.

Hold To Back Of Work

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the stitches placed on a cable needle that are held to the back of the work as it faces you.

Hold To Front Of Work

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the stitches placed on a cable needle that are held to the front of the work as it faces you.

Inc Sts Into Pat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working the added stitches into the established pattern, when increasing.

Inc...sts Evenly Across Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the increasing of stitches at even intervals across the row.

Join

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to uniting the first and last stitch of a round, when circular knitting.

Knit Five, Purl Two Ribbing

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a multiple of seven stitches plus five extra.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit five, purl two, knit five, purl two...continue to the end.
  • Row 2: Purl five, knit two, purl five, knit two...continue to the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Knit One, Purl One Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to an odd number of stitches.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one...until the end.
  • Row 2: Purl one, knit one, purl one, knit one...until the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Knit Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

There are two methods for basic knit stitches: English and Continental (or German).

English Knit: The yarn is held in the right hand.

Continental Knit: The yarn is held in the left hand.

Knit Two, Purl Five Ribbing

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a multiple of seven stitches plus five extra.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit two, purl five, knit two, purl five...continue to the end.
  • Row 2: Purl two, knit five, purl two, knit five...continue to the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Knit Two, Purl Two Ribbing Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a multiple of four stitches plus two extra.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit two, purl two, knit two, purl two...until the end.
  • Row 2: Purl two, knit two, purl two, knit two...until the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Knitwise (as To Knit)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the insertion of the needle into the stitch as if you were going to knit it.

Lower Edge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the bottom edge of the piece, usually the cast-on edge.

Matching Colors

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working the stitches in the same color sequence as on the previous row.

On All Foll Rows

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a direction that applies to all the rows that follow the row just worked.

Pick Up And K

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to pulling up loops through stitches and rows of a finished edge with the stated knitting needles and a ball of yarn to begin an edge or a new piece.

Piece Measure Approx

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a specified number of rows that must be worked, as in shaping or pattern work.

Place Markers

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to sliding a stitch maker either onto the needle or attaching it to a stitch, where it remains as a guide.

Popcorn Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is a crochet stitch that is a raised group of stitches used to add interest and texture.

Preparation Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a row that sets up the stitch pattern but is not part of the pattern repeat.

Pull Up A Lp

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to drawing a new stitch (or loop) through the knit fabric.

Purl Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

There are two methods for your basic purl stitches: English and Continental or German.

English Knit: The yarn is held in the right hand.

Continental Knit: The yarn is held in the left hand.

Purlwise

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the insertion of a needle into the stitch as if you were going to purl it.

Rep Dec

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat the decrease previously described.

Rep From * Around

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat the instructions that begin at the asterisk, ending at the joining.

Rep From * End

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat the instructions that begin at the asterisk as many times as you can work full repeats of the pattern, then end the row as directed.

Rep From * To End

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat the instructions that begin at the asterisk ending the row with a full repeat of the pattern.

Rep From...row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat the pattern rows previously worked, beginning with the row specified.

Rep Inc

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat the increase previously described.

Rep...times More

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat a direction a designated number of times.

Reverse Pat Placement

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to garments where the right and left fronts have symmetrical patterns. Usually, only the instructions for the first piece are given; therefore, you must work patterns for the second piece in the opposite order.

Reverse Shaping

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to garments where the shaping for right and left fronts are identical but reversed. Usually, only the instructions for the first piece are given; therefore, you must work the shaping for the second piece in the opposite order.

Reverse Stockinette Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any number of stitches, with alternating rows of knits and purls, starting at the right side with a purl stitch for row 1.

Right Side

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the surface of work that will be faced outward when the garment is worn.

Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a horizontal line of stitches formed by either a hook or needles and yarn.

Same Length As

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

A term that refers to when two or more pieces of a garment are equal in length and the measurement of one has already been given.

Schematic

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a scale drawing showing specific measurements of all the pieces of a garment before they are sewn together and finished.

Seed Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to an even number of stitches.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one...until the end.
  • Row 2: Purl one, knit one, purl one, knit one...until the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Selvage St

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to an extra stitch (or stitches) at the edge of a piece used either to make seaming easier or as a decorative finish.

Set In Sleaves

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to sew the sleeves into the armholes.

Shell Or Fan Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is a crochet stitch often used as a border around other patterns and takes the shape of an arc or semicircle.

Short Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a shaping technique that adds rows in one segment of a piece without decreasing the number of stitches on the needle.

Side By Side

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to when a piece is worked horizontally from side seam to side seam instead of vertically from the lower edge.

Single Left - Slanting Decrease (SKP)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

To slant stitches to the left on the knit side of the work, slip one stitch, knit one stitch, and pass the slip stitch over the knit stitch.

Single Left - Slanting Decrease (SSK)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

To slant stitches to the left on the knit side of the work, slip one stitch, slip one stitch and knit two together.

Single Right - Slanting Decrease

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

To slant stitches to the right on the knit side of the work, knit one stitch, slip one stitch, and pass the slip stitch over the knit stitch.

Single Right - Slanting Decrease (alternate)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

To slant stitches to the right on the knit side of the work, you should work on the purl side. Slip one stitch, purl one stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the purl stitch.

Skein

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to yarn that is sold in an oblong shape and can be pulled from either the inside or the outside.

Sleeve Width At Upper Arms

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the measurement of the finished sleeve at its widest point, which when seamed, fits around the widest part of the arm.

Slip Marker

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to keeping the stitch marker in the same position from one row to the next, transferring it from one needle to the other as you work each row.

Slip Marker At Beg Of Every Rnd

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Used in circular knitting, this refers to slipping the marker from one needle to the other every time you begin a new round.

Slip Sts To A Holder

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to transferring the stitches from the needle to a stitch holder.

Stockinette Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any number of stitches, with alternating rows of knits and purls, starting at the right side with a knit stitch for row 1.

Swatch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a knitting sample used to check the gauge or to try out a stitch or color-work pattern before knitting the garment.

Tension

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

See gauge.

Through Both Thicknesses

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Used in seaming, it refers to working through two pieces of fabric at one time.

Total Length

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the length of a garment after finishing, including ribbing or edging and any shoulder shaping.

Turning

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of switching your knitted piece from right side to wrong side or vice versa to work a new or partial row.

Turning Ridge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a row of raised stitches that indicates where the piece will fold in or out, as in a hem.

Twisted Knit One, Purl One Ribbing (full Twist)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to an odd number of stitches.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit one through the back loop, purl one, knit one through the back loop, purl on...continue to the end.
  • Row 2: Purl one through the back loop, knit one, purl one through the back loop, knit one...continue to the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Twisted Knit One, Purl One Ribbing (half Twist)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to an odd number of stitches.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit one through the back loop, purl one, knit one through the back loop, purl on...continue to the end.
  • Row 2: Purl one, knit one, purl one, knit one...continue to the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Weave In Ends

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work in loose ends to keep from unraveling.

With RS Facing

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that the right side of the work must face you while the wrong side faces away from you. Usually used when picking up stitches.

With WS Facing

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that the wrong side of the work must face you while the right side faces away from you. Usually used when picking up stitches.

Work Across Sts On Holder

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working the stitches directly from the stitch holder, or transferring the stitches from the holder to a knitting needle, then working them.

Work Back And Forth As With Straight Needles

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

When knitting on a circular needle, this refers to turning the work at the end of every row instead of joining it and working in rounds.

Work Even

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to continue working in pattern, without increases or decrease.

Work Even In Pattern

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to continue working in the pattern stitch, keeping continuity of design.

Work Even Or Work Straight

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to continuing in the established pattern without working any shaping.

Work In One Piece

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working all parts of the project (front, back and sleeves) as one piece.

Work To End

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of working the established pattern to the end of the row.

Working In Pat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that you should follow the pattern instruction, whether graphed or written.

Working In Rounds

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of working a piece in which the ends have been joined and there are no seams. Usually used in circular knitting.

Working Needle

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a needle being used to make new stitches.

Working Yarn

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a yarn being used to make new stitches.

Wrong Side

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the surface of the work that will face inside when the garment is worn.

Yarn

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is a long length of interlocked fibers, used in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery and rope-making. Cotton, wool and synthetic blends are the most popular, followed by novelty yarns made from chenille, velour, etc.

Yarn Ply

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Indicates the number of strands that have been twisted together.

  • Single Ply - Indicates one strand of spun yarn.
  • Two Ply - Indicates two strands of spun yarn.
  • Three Ply - Indicates three strands of spun yarn.
  • Four Ply - Indicates four strands of spun yarn.

Yarn Weight

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the yarn's thickness and is categorized for knitters and crocheters. See Yarn Weight Cheat Sheet for more information.



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