Terms

Terms

Cast on: Start stitches.  This is your first stitches of your yarn.

Cast off (Bind off): Finish stitches.  This is your last stitches of your yarn.

Circular Needles: One of knitting needles is a pair of short straight bent needles with a flexible cord.  When you knit the round, you need circular needles.

Circular needles

Circular needles

Knitting in the Round (circular knitting): Knitting with circular needles to create tubular items such as socks or hats.

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Pattern: A set of directions to knit

Stitch (Plain stitch): basic knitting stitch

Stitch

Purl stitch: A knitting stitch made by doing a plain stitch backwards

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Ribbing stitch: A combination of knit and purl stitches.  The ribbing stitch creates a stretchy fabric.   It is a very useful stitch for beginners.

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