What does SKP mean in knitting?

slip, knit, pass
skp is an abbreviation for slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over. To complete this technique, you must slip one stitch knitwise, knit the next stitch, then pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch and off of the needle.

What does yo mean on a knitting pattern?

yarn over
A yarn over (abbreviated yo) makes an extra stitch on your needle and creates a deliberate little hole in your fabric. Yarn overs are an indispensable part of lace knitting. They have a multitude of other applications, as well, such as decorative increases, buttonholes, and novelty stitch patterns.

What is stockinette knitting pattern?

Stocking stitch, or stockinette stitch, is the second most basic of stitch patterns and is created by alternating rows of knit and purl stitches. The right side of the fabric has a ‘V’ pattern and the wrong side has a bar pattern.

Is SKP the same as SSK?

SKP is an easy left-leaning decrease that gives basically the same effect as an SSK or slip, slip, knit. You may see it used in combination with k2tog (knit two together) to produce symmetrical decreases on each side of your knitted object. Decreases are done to narrow or taper your knitting piece.

What does k0 mean in knitting?

In patterns that include various sizes, zeros are sometimes necessary. For example, k0 (0,1) means if you are making the smallest or middle size, you would do nothing, and if you are making the largest size, you would k1.

What is stockinette used for?

Stockinettes are used as a general-purpose protective skin covering, knitted from 100% unbleached cotton. Stockinettes are an inexpensive and convenient form of covering and protection for the skin and are also suitable for use under cast materials.

What does it mean to knit stockinette stitch?

Knitting stockinette stitch flat (with straight or double-pointed needles) means that you can knit and purl, alternating every row. This technique, however, is different when knitting in the round in joined needles. When knitting with circular needles, continuously knit round after round.

When do you slip a stitch in SKP knitting?

To begin, work to where the decrease is supposed to be in the row and slip the first stitch as if to knit. As the abbreviation and the longer name of this decrease tell you, the next step in knitting an SKP decrease is to knit the next stitch. Now you have slipped a stitch and knitted a stitch.

Why does stockinette stitch have a tendency to curl?

As mentioned above, stockinette stitch has a tendency to curl. Stockinette stitch has a tendency to curl. In order to prevent it from curling, knitters will often knit a border that surrounds stockinette stitch. When stockinette stitch is bordered by a flat-laying stitch, it also lays flat.

Is it easier to count rows on the wrong side of the stockinette stitch?

It’s worth noting that if you are working reverse stockinette stitch, it can be easier to count the rows on the wrong side, the stockinette side. RELATED: THIS IS WHY “SLOW KNITTING” IS GOOD FOR YOU AND THE WORLD AT LARGE