SIMPLE KNITTING STITCHES.

Casting on: Make a loop over left needle, pass right needle behind the loop, thread over right needle, draw through and place loop on left needle. Repeat for de sired length.

Slipping a stitch: Slip the stitch from left needle to right needle without working it.

Increasing: To increase a stitch, knit one stitch in regu lar way but without slipping the stitch off the left needle, then knit another stitch through the back of same stitch and slip off.

Decreasing: To decrease a stitch, knit two together, or purl two together. It is advisable to decrease the 2nd and 3rd stitches from edge to make an even edge.

Binding off: To bind off, knit two stitches the regular way, slip
the first stitch over the second. Knit another stitch and repeat until only one stitch remains. Break thread and draw it through this last loop.

Knitting Plain: When desired number of stitches have been cast on, pass the right needle through the first loop, thread over, draw through and allow first stitch on left needle to slip off and repeat until no stitches remain on left needle.

Purling: Bring the thread in front of both needles. Pass the right needle through the loop, forward and in front of left needle. Thread over right needle and draw through, allowing stitch on left needle to slip off.

Ribbing: Cast on a number divisible by four, then knit 2, purl 2 across. Start next row with purl 2, knit 2.

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