ssk, cdd, puzzled—if the only one you get was that last one, this class will help.
Setup: [ws] k3, (p5, k1) to mA, k3
1: k3, (p1, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo) to m, k3
2: k3, (k1, p4, k1, p4, k2) to mA, k3
3: k3, (p1, yo, p1, ssk, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, p1, yo) to m, k3
4: k3, (k2, p3, k1, p3, k3) to mA, k3
5: k3, (p1, yo, p2, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, p2, yo) to m, k3
6: k3, (k3, p5, k4) to mA, k3
7: k3, (p2, yo, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, yo, p1) to m, k3
8: k3, (k4, p3, k5) to mA, k3
9: k3, (p3, yo, p2, cdd, p2, yo, p2) to m, k3
10: k3, (k1, yo, k8, (k1, yo) 3 times) to mA, k3 (+4 per repeat)
Knitting abbreviations, pattern directions, and charts can look like some kind of alien computer code, offering more befuddlement than guidance. If a decrease eliminates one stitch, who cares if it is an ssk or a k2tog? How is an SKP different from a sl1, k1, psso? Why slip a stitch to one needle only to slip it back to the one it was on to start with? How do charts relate to abbreviations and written directions? Do charts offer something that directions don’t, and vice versa? Is there some way all these pieces fit together? Do you want to knit lace but find the patterns intimidating?
SSK & Company offers answers from a knitter with a half-century of experience.
What To Bring
- Your yarn and needles
- Plain worsted weight wool and straight or circular needles (24”-32”) in a size that fits the yarn
- Prerequisite: Know how to cast on, knit, and purl. Be prepared to experiment and play!
Jennifer Adair After twenty years in building construction and ten as a professional glass artist, Jennifer now plays with fiber, a life-long passion. In addition to a Spin-Off article on a new way to clean fleece, she just released the ebook Chaordic Knitting. Zeke (whose favorite words are “Ready to get carded?”) has donated a pound of Blue Heeler undercoat to the fiber stash.