When knitting it can be extremely helpful for designers and makers alike to use the same abbreviations when writing or reading a pattern. Abbreviations can almost seem like a reading a different language and we want to keep them as similar and simple as possible.
A few weeks ago I decided it was time for me to learn a new skill that I found to be intimating, which happened to be knitting cables.
If you're anything like me, binding off is THE WORST part of knitting (with weaving in ends following of course).
I always felt like when I was doing the basic bind off method, it looked messy, was really tight and took forever. After going through pretty much every knitting book I own, I came across the slip stitch bind off method.
When knitting different projects I often find myself needing to icnrease. Whether it be a hat, garment, or shawl. I have found my favorite method to be the "Make One" or abbreviated in patterns as "M1"