Loom Knitting Glossary

GLOSSARY

Directions in Blue refer to above illustration
Please Note:  This glossary is designed to help with my patterns.  Every pattern writer has their own way of doing things so the terms may be used differently by other loomers.

Ssk:  slip, slip, knit.  It is the opposite of k2tog/p2tog.  It is used to decrease a row of stitches.   1. Since my patterns work counter clockwise, move stitch to the peg on its left (peg A). 2. Move stitches inward so that there are no empty pegs.  (When it calls for an ssk, skip first peg, pick up next peg and move it onto first peg (loops from peg B will now be on peg A).  These loops will be knit as if they are one.  Then move stitches inward to fill any gaps).

Make 1 (M1):  Used to increase a row.  Move the last stitch in a row to the next empty peg (outwards) before knitting it.  You will now have an empty peg.  With your knitting tool grab the ladder below the empty peg, lift it up, twist it and then put it on the empty peg.  Knit your row as usual.

YO:  Yarn over.  Usually used in conjunction with the k2tog.  If a YO is called for you will not move your stitches over after the loops for thek2tog/p2tog are moved.  Instead you’ll place your working yarn in front of the empty peg (peg A) and move on to the next peg.

K2tog:  knit 2 together.  1.  Since my patterns work counter clockwise, move stitch to the peg on its right.  2.  Move stitches inward so that there are no empty pegs.  (When it calls for a k2tog, move peg 1 to peg 2 (Peg A to peg B).  These loops will be knit as if they are one.  Then move stitches inward to fill any gaps).

YO, k2tog or Yo, p2tog:  Yarn over and knit/purl two together.  Refer to above definitions…Move loops from peg A to peg B.  Place working yarn in front of peg A.  Knit or purl loops on peg B as one over working yarn.

P2tog:  Same as k2tog but instead of knitting loops, you will purl.

BO:  Bind off.

Blocking:  The process of laying a wet, knitted piece on a flat surface and shaping it.  Or steaming a dry or slightly damp piece (acrylics).

Graft:  Join two edges together invisibly.

Knit stitch:  (k) This knit stitch is referred to as the "flat knit stitch" by some. The knit stitch is made by placing the working yarn above the loop already on the peg and pulling the already existing loop over the working yarn.

Purl Stitch:  (p)  the purl stitch is made by placing the working yarn below the loop already on the peg and reaching through already existing loop and pulling working yarn up through that loop creating a new loop.  Pull loop off peg and place newly formed loop back on peg.

e-wrap knit (EWK):  wrap around peg (wrap will look like an “e”) and then knit bottom loop over top loop.

Gather Bind off method:  Take working yarn and measure around loom 1 ½ times.  Cut yarn.  Thread through yarn needle, and then thread needle through each peg on loom while pulling loops off of each peg.

Mattress Stitch:  An invisible seaming method.  Here is a link to directions:  http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-join-knitted-pieces-with-the-mattress-stitc.html

Wrap & Turn (w&t):  For simple hat brims: Simply wrap the peg indicated and go back the other way.  Do not knit unless instructed to do so until next row.  (Increase made).

For socks or other items:
1.      Knit/purl to where the w&t is called for; take the stitch off the next peg and hold it with your knitting tool.
2.      Wrap around the back of the now empty peg by coming behind and to the front of the peg.
3.      Place the stitch from your knitting tool back on the peg.
4.      With working yarn, knit or purl back in the opposite direction without knitting the peg you did the W&T on.

RIGHT TWIST (RTW):  Uses two pegs…Place loops from peg B on a stitch holder.  Pick up loops on peg A with your knitting tool and put them on peg B.  Now take loops that are on the stitch holder and place them on peg A.  Knit both pegs.


LEFT TWIST (LTW):  Uses two pegs…Place loops from peg A on a stitch holder.  Pick up loops on peg B with your knitting tool and put them on peg A.  Now take loops that are on the stitch holder and place them on peg B.  Knit both pegs.


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