So all that productiveness yesterday? I just had to rip back a third of my project since I had screwed something up. Awesome. Since when has tuesday decided to turn on me?
I have been finishing up a new pattern (which will be out very soon, I promise!) and in the process decided to start doing something different. I have decided to post all of the terms I use in my patterns here on the blog so that if you don't understand something, I can be a little more descriptive, add links in and whatnot, and save a little space in my patterns as well.
I will keep a link at the top of the FAQ page here on the blog and on the FAQ page on my website as well, so it is easy to access. I think I caught everything, but let me know if there is something I need to add.
Terms Used in Danger Crafts Self-Published Patterns:
BO: Bind Off
CO: Cast On
CC: Contrast color
DPN: Double Pointed Needle
I-cord: Using 2 dpn's, knit the sts on the needle in the round without slipping them off. Video here, CO as many sts as called for in the pattern.
Join: Begin to work in the round
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches as one.
KFB: Knit in the front and the back of one stitch (increase)
MC: Main color
M1L: Make one left. Left leaning increase, see my tutorial here.
M1R: Make one right. Right leaning increase, see my tutorial here.
PM: Place marker
PU: Pick up and knit.
R1, etc: Round or row number
Sl or Sl1: Slip one stitch purlwise, move without knitting the stitch (with yarn in back on Knit side)
SM: Slip marker, basically move it as you come to it in your knitting.
SSK: Slip the next two stitches. Insert left needle into the front loops of the slipped stitches and knit them together, through the back loops.
St st: Stockinette Stitch: when knitting back and forth on the needle (not in the round), knit one row, purl one row. Also known as "Stocking Stitch." To Achieve the same fabric in the round, you will knit every round.
Three Needle BO: Video here.
() or : Work whatever is in the brackets as many times as stated after the brackets. At the end of a line of instructions the number in the brackets will let you know how many stitches should be left at the end of that round/row.