What does 12 knit mean?
12 gauge means that there are 12 needles within a width of 1 inch (approx. 2.5 cm). When hand-knitting with needles, the gauge is probably about 5. Thick and low-gauge knitwear looks warm and luxurious, but it is more difficult to have a high gauge sweater knitted with even stitches, and the yarn quality shows.
What does 5 gauge knit mean?
If the indicated gauge is 5 sts/inch, you will cast on 30 stitches, for example. Knit the first inch in garter stitch (knit every row). This will prevent the swatch from rolling at the edges and will make it easier and more accurate to measure.
What does sl2 mean in knitting?
sl2, k1, p2sso is an abbreviation for slip two, knit one, pass two over. Slip two stitches together as if to knit, knit one stitch, then pass the two slipped stitches over the stitch you just knit.
What does DD mean in knitting?
The dd stands for double decrease and it’s explained up at the top of the pattern under the abbreviations. dd: double decrease – slip 2 stitches together as if to knit, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitches over the knitted stitch.
What does s11 mean in knitting?
That’s ‘slip 1 purl wise with the yarn in front‘.