Needle Art Fantasy

Just a place for my opinions and my hobbys:-)





About the Author
Ellen (elleng4044)I am a homemaker, mother, grandmother who loves to knit and to read! This blog is about the knitting hobby:-) My husband and I have been married 47 years, have 2 grown children and 6 grandchildren. My husband has served in the U.S.Army, was State Chaplain in the Indiana National Guard, and is a Preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are "full-timers" living in our 35 foot, Class A Motorhome. Nice being "at home" all the time!!!! Enjoy your visit to my blog:-)  
Oct-24

Link to super knitting site

http://www.knitwits-heaven.com/otherwashcloths.htm

Is one of my fav. sites and this latest "set" of dishcloths is just super:-) Gotta love Sheldon though to appreciate it!!!!
 
Aug-31

Knitting Abbreviations

http://www.theweeklystitch.com/p/knitting-abbreviations.html


Knitting Abbreviations

First, I wanted to go over "Multiple of x stitches, plus x".  This isn't an abbreviation, however it is frequently seen with stitch patterns.

For example, Bee Stitch is worked over a Multiple of 2 stitches, Plus 1.  So how many stitches does this mean to cast on?  A multiple of 2 = 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, etc.  Let's say you cast on 30 stitches; you would then need to cast on 1 more stitch, making your total stich number 31.

If your stitch pattern calls for a Multiple of 9 Plus 3, you would cast on 9, 18, 27, 36, etc., Plus 3 more stitches. So, if you cast on 27 stitches, you would cast on 3 more for a total of 30 stitches.

These are standard abbreviations that you will see within most patterns.  However, sometimes you may see something out of the ordinary; your pattern should provide a key for what each abbreviation used stands for.  This is not a complete list by any means.  I will continue to add to this as I come across relevant information.

Beg = Beginning
Bet = Between
BO = Bind Off
CC = Contrast Color
CN = Cable Needle
CO = Cast On
Cont = Continue
Dec = Decrease
DPN = Double Pointed Needle(s)
Gr/Gm = gram
Inc = Increase
K = Knit
K2Tog = Knit two stitches together
Kwise = Knit wise (as if to knit)
LH = Left Hand
M1 = Make a stitch - (make a left or right slanting increase.  If your pattern doesn't indicate which to use, you can use whatever you prefer)
--M1 L = Make one left
--M1 R = Make one right
M1P - Make 1 Purl
MC = Main Color
Oz = Ounce
P = Purl
PFB = Purl front and back of same stitch
PM = Place marker (stitch marker)
P2Tog = Purl two stitches together
PSSO = Pass Slipped Stitch Over
Pwise = Purl wise (as if to purl)
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
RH = Right Hand
RND(S) = Round(s)
RS = Right Side
SK = Skip
SKP/SKPO = Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass the slipped stitch over the stitch just knit
SK2P/SK2PO = Slip 1, Knit 2 together, Pass the slipped stitch over
S2KPO = Slip 2tog knitwise, K1, Pass slipped sts over
SL = Slip
SLK = Slip Knit wise
SLP = Slip Purl wise
SSK = Slip, Slip, Knit
SSSK = Slip, Slip, Slip, Knit
SSP = Slip, Slip, Purl
SSSP = Slip, Slip, Slip, Purl
ST(S) = Stitch(es)
ST ST = Stocking Stitch (Stockinette)
TBL = Through the back loop
TOG = Together
WS = Wrong Side
WYIB = With Yarn In Back
WYIF = With Yarn In Front
(If a pattern tells you to slip wyib/wyif, HERE is a video showing how)
YD(S) = Yard(s)
YFWD = Yarn Forward
YO = Yarn Over
YRN = Yarn Round Needle
YON = Yarn Over Needle
 
3/9/14

March 2014 Sock

Sock for March 2014
same sock just another pic
This is new and unusual for me but lovin' this sock.....doing a pair just showing one here.....
Thanks for looking.
 
2/26/14

KAL Socks finished

Finished Kal Socks
Finished them last week, date is on the picture.....Good feeling to finish them!!!! Enjoy and thanks for looking.
 
2/16/14

My apologies

KAL socks
I realize I am not on here near enough but life is full.  Here is a set of socks I am doing in a KAL.  Will try to be on here more often:-)
 
3/24/13

Finished the Watermelon socks!

Finished Socks
Here they are, finished. I have them on right now and they feel good. I was asked if the beads would bother me, they are only on the top, and I don't even know they are there :-) Fun doing them. Now I am making baby hats and maybe socks to match each hat....more later on that. Stay warm and dry!!!!
 
1/7/13

My In-progess Socks

sock in progress
Thought I would share the socks I am working on. I will eventually finish them but not working that hard on them right now. I do try to knit some on them every night. Thanks for looking
 
1/2/13

January 2, 2013

Well, new year and little hope ahead. Wish I were more optimistic but this administration is anything but trustworthy and capable of giving "hope" ...funny huh! Happy Knitting...... I just added 3 more links off to the left.....check them out :-)
 
12/21/12

Today

Actually- Merry CHRISTmas
Double-negatives are a no-no.
 
12/19/12

Finished 2012 Afghan

2012 Afghan KAL finished
Here it is finished!!! Love this afghan and thanks to all the designers for the squares!!! The group for the KAL is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/holidaymysterygifts/
 

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