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Basic terms all knitters need to know including knit, purl, cast on, bind off appear in every knitting pattern. These terms are essential for reading and understanding knitting patterns.

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Condo knitting is done with one large and one small needle. Some manufacturers offer a circular needle with one large tip and one small tip for condo knitting.

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Arm knitting is a method of creating a very loose knit fabric using thick yarn. The knitter's arms serve as the needles as the hands manipulate the working yarn, serving as the points of the needles.

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In loom knitting, the stitches are held on pegs on a loom (frame or spool) instead of knitting needles. Yarn is wrapped around pegs and the old loops are pulled over the new loops using a pick. The ...

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Circular knitting is done on circular or double-pointed needles. Knitting proceeds in rounds rather than rows, so the right side of the work is always facing the knitter. A flat knitting pattern must ...

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A knitting gauge is a small ruler with a slide used for measuring gauge in stitches per inch. Knowing stitches per inch helps knitters create garments to desired dimensions.

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Seed stitch is a textured pattern created by alternating knit and purl stitches (knit 1, purl 1) over an odd number of stitches so that knits and purls create alternating bumps (seeds) in an alloever ...

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Duplicate stitch is embroidery worked on top of knitted fabric using yarn to copy knit stitches and cover them with a different color. The resulting pattern looks like it was knitted into the fabric.

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