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A turn means two rows.
To turn means to change from plain to
purled stitches, or the reverse.
A ridge is formed by two rows when knitting with only two pins.
A loop stitch is formed by passing the thread before the needle,
and, in knitting the next stitch, letting it take its usual place.
To increase in knitting a Quilt, care should always be taken to
increase by knitting twice through the last stitch, which is done by
knitting a stitch, and then, without taking out the needle, knitting a
second at the back.
To fasten on in knitting. It is a secure fastening to lay the two
ends contrary-wise to each other, and knit a few stitches with them both.
To narrow or decrease is to make small, to lessen, as in
shaping a stocking.
Ribbed stitch, purl stitch, turned, or seam
stitch, are all terms having the same meaning. A
turned stitch is made by bringing the cotton before the needle, and instead
of putting the needle over the upper cotton, it is put under.
To slip, take off, or pass a stitch, is to change it
from one needle to another without knitting it.
Cast off means to end your work in the following manner: knit 2
stitches, pass the first over the second, and continue the same until you
have but one left, which is finished by passing your cotton through it.
To increase, or make a double stitch, is to knit one stitch
in the usual way, then, without slipping out the left hand needle, to pass
the thread forward and knit a second stitch,
putting the needle under the stitch. The thread must be put back when the
stitch is finished.
Cast over is a term I believe sometimes used by knitters, to
signify, bring the cotton forward. I have only used it to express, bring the
cotton over the needle, quite round.
Round the needle, means the same as the last term.
Reversed, means quite round the needle, the cotton being passed
over the needle, and then carried back to its place.
Together, means knit 2 stitches in 1.
Set, or Tuft, the bunches of cotton used in making some of
To widen means to increase.
The netting meshes are numbered from the knitting needle
gauge, as I am not aware there is any other rule
Double knitting. Begin with the wool forward, slip
a stitch, pass the wool back, knit a stitch, continue to repeat
these 2 stitches. Double knitting cannot be done round.
Increase and Decrease in Double Knitting
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