Knitting Tutorials

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Brioche

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K2Tog & SSK

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Brioche in the Round

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KFB Increase

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Herringbone

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C1B or 1/1 RC

Brioche stitch

chunky & stretchy

reversible

Similar looking to Fisherman's rib 

Cast on even amount of stitches

set up row: *yf sl1yo, K1*

pattern row: *yf sl1yo, Bk2Tog*

 

 

BK2Tog: Brioche knit two stitches together (= 1 knit stitch + the yo from the previous row)

 

Brioche in the round

Cast on even amount of stitches

set up row: *yf sl1yo, K1*

Row 1: *BRP, YF SL1YO*

Row 2: *YF SL1YO, BRK*

BRP or Brioche purl, aka a 'burp': purl the next stitch and the yarn over together

BRK or brioche knit: knit the next stitch and the yarn over together

 

Herringbone

Repeat of 2 rows

Use needles about 2 sizes larger for your yarn

Cast on an even amount of stitches

Row 1: Insert needle into 2 stitches as if to K2Tog, wrap yarn and pull yarn through. Slip off only 1 of the 2 stitches. Repeat until one stitch left, K1.

Row 2: Insert needle into 2 stitches as if to p2Tog, wrap yarn and pull yarn through. Slip off only 1 of the 2 stitches. Repeat until one stitch left, p1.

 

K2Tog vs SSK

K2Tog: Knit Two stitches together;

a right slanting decrease

SSk: SLip, slip, Knit;

A left slanting decrease

 

KFB stitch

KFB or knit in the front and back loop is an increase stitch.

 
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Step 1

Insert your right needle into the stitch on your left needle through the front loop

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Step 3

Pull the yarn through the stitch, but don't let the stitch on your left nee

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Step 5

Insert your right needle in the stitch again, this time through the back loop

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Step 7

Pull the yarn through the stitch

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Step 2

Wrap your yarn around your right needle

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Step 4

Tip/Angle your left hand or needle forward a little so you can see the back of your work

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Step 6

Wrap your yarn around your right needle

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Step 8

Slip the stitch from the left needle off the needle

C1B or 1/1 ​RC

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A right-leaning Cable with 2 stitches. Below are instructions with accompanying photos with and without cable needle. 

 
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Step 1 with cable needle

Slip 1st cable stitch onto cable needle.

Step 3 with cable needle

Knit the 2nd stitch of your cable.

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Step 1 w/o CN

Insert your needle into the 2nd stitch of your cable.

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Step 3 w/o cable needle

Place 1st stitch back onto left needle.

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Step 2 with cable needle

Hold cable needle to the back. Keep the yarn over, and not under, the cable needle.

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Step 4 with cable needle

Knit the stitch from the cable needle.

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Step 2 w/o CN

Slip both stitches from left needle.

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Step 4 w/o cable needle

Place 2nd stitch back on left needle. The 2 stitches have now switched places. Knit both stitches.