Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Help with knitting

beg - begin[ning]
st - stitch 
CO - cast on
cont - continue[ing]
dpn - double pointed needles[s]
g - grams
K - knit
K2tog - knit two together
m - meter[s]
M1 - Make 1 stitch: make a twisted loop onto the right needle and then knit into it on the next row.
mm - millimeters
P - purl
P2tog - purl two together
rem - remaining
rep - repeat
rnd[s] - round[s]
SSK - slip 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit those 2 stitches together
Sl - slip st 
st st - stockinette stitch 
tog - together
YO - yarn over
(..) - repeat directions between ( ) as many times as indicated

Gauge in DK/Light Worsted (8 ply) (300m/100 g)

While many people speak English all over the world, we tend to have different names for the same thing and this is certainly true of yarn types.

Approximate Tensions
2 ply
lace weight
3 ply, 4 ply, 5 ply,
jumper weight
32 - 26 sts to 4 inches
8 ply, dk, double knit
sport weight -double
22 - 24 sts to 4 inches
10 ply, aran weight
worsted weight
20 sts to 4 inches
12 ply
worsted weight
16 - 18 sts to 4 inches
14 ply
14 sts to 4 inches

Help with knitting

To sew seams of the toy use a mattress stitch. It is very good choice for sewing almost invisible vertical seams on stockinette stitch.

Pattern says to sew on buttons but no mention of making button holes! 
Clothes for toys are tiny projects and you add small buttons only so there you need not to knit button holes. That is why make buttonholes on loose knits by simply slipping the button through the stitch.