Exercises in Knitting

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Add items alphabetically, quotes from Cornelia Mee patterns in bold, then explanations/modern notation underneath.
Some video knitting tutorials for both British and Continental Style: http://www.arcadiaknitting.com/tutorials.html

Bring the thread forward

I think this is a yarn forward (yf or yfwd) or yarn over (yo), a method to increase by one stitch. Whatever follows determines how this is worked (e.g. knit, or slip).

Bring the thread forward and knit 1

I realised I didn't quite know how to do this, but found an excellent tutorial: http://www.keyboardbiologist.net/Techniques/YarnForwardKnit.htm

Make one

Sometimes means to increase, but most of the time it means "yarn over", so you might want to try any stitch patterns with a lot of make ones both ways to see which looks best.

A good indication is if the make ones are offset by a decrease of some sort then it probably is a lacy pattern and should be worked as a yarn over.

Pass the thread round the needle

I guess this is yarn round needle (yrn): "Before performing the next stitch the yarn is wound around the point of the right hand needle. This creates a hole and an extra stitch. If the stitches are being knitted the yarn starts and finishes at the back, however, if the stitches are Purl the yarn starts and finishes at the front of the work." (from http://www.hintsandthings.com/workshop/knit2.htm)



Yarn Info

Mid-19th Century Fiber Information

Vintage Yarns

Lace Knitting Info

Lace Needle Vendors

Lacis Includes sizes as small as 00000000 (0.5mm)

BagLady Includes sizes as small as 000000 (0.75mm)

Lace Needle Sizes

Vintage Knitting Needle Sizes

Knitting needle size comparisons (Scroll down for the charts)