MISFICTIONARY

Above Markers

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to knitting that is worked after the point where stitch markers have been placed.

Above Rib

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to knitting worked after the last row of ribbing.

After...number Of Rows Have Been Worked

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

This means that work should be continued as instructed after completing the designated number of rows.

Along Neck

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Generally used when picking up stitches at an unshaped, or straight, neck edge.

Applique

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Refers to a sewing or needlework technique in which a piece of fabric, embroidery, or other material is sewn onto another piece of fabric to create designs, patterns or pictures. This is most often used when quilting.

Around Neck

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Generally used when picking up stitches at a shaped, or curved, neck edge.

Around The Post Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is a crochet stitch that works around the back or front of the post of the previous stitch, giving it a raised ridge.

As Established

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to continue working the pattern as previously described.

As Foll

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work the instructions that follow.

As For Back

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work a piece identical to the back.

As For Front

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work a piece identical to the front.

As To Knit

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work the stitch as if you were knitting.

As To Purl

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work the stitch as if you were purling.

At Same Time

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work the instructions that immediately follow and precede this term, simultaneously.

Attach

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to joining a new strand of yarn with the current strand.

Awl

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a tool used when knotting between beads. It has a handle and a sharp pointed metal tip.

Back Edge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any edge on the back piece of the garment.

Bar Tacking

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch used to reinforce points of strain such as corners, pockets and straps of lingerie and is similar to a very short satin stitch.

Basic Single Left - Slanting Decrease

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

To slant stitches to the left on the knit side of the work, knit or purl two stitches together through the back loops.

Basic Single Right - Slanting Decrease

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

To slant stitches to the right on the knit side of the work, knit or purl two stitches together.

Basket Bead Tips

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a type of bead tip in which the knot rests against the basket.

Batting

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Refers to layers or sheets of cotton, wool or synthetic materials used for the lining of quilts, blankets, cozies, etc.

Bead Tips

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Also referred to as calotte, these small metal beads come in a clamshell or basket shape, and are used to link a strand of beads on a cord, to a clasp.

Beading Cords & Threads

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Are the backbone for making necklaces and bracelets. Cords and threads are used to hold beads and jewelry findings together. They are available in many materials including the most popular, nylon, which is both strong and easy to work with. Size of cords are indicated by a number or letter. The lower the number or letter, the thinner the cord.

Bind Off From Each Neck Edge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to when both sides of the inside neck edge are shaped simultaneously after binding off the center stitches.

Bind Or Binding Off

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the finishing of edges that keep stitches from unraveling. The bound off edge should not be too loose nor too tight. There are three types: Basic Knit Bind-Off, Basic Purl Bind-Off, and Three Needle Bind-Off.

Blind Hem Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch, not visible on the outside, that is utilized to prevent fabric from unraveling. It is used when you do not want to see stitching on a finished product, such as dresses, window treatments, skirts, dress pants, etc.

Block Pieces

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of laying completed pieces of knitting flat in order to even and smooth the stitches giving them their permanent shape.

Bobbin

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Refers to a small round metal or plastic device on which thread is wound or coiled for the use of sewing.

Please do not confuse this with the action of picking apples out of a barrel with your hands tied behind your back!

Body Of Sweater Is Worked In One Piece To Underarm

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to using a circular needle to knit a sweater with no side seams up to the underarm.

Calotte

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

See bead tips.

Cap

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a snug-fitting hat that fits closely to the head.

Cap Shaping

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the shaped part of the sleeve above the widest part of the arm, which will fit into the armhole of the sweater.

Casting-on

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the first foundation row of stitches placed on the needle in order to begin knitting. Casting-on stitches include: Slip Knot, Double Cast-on, Double Cast-on-Thumb Method, Single Cast-on, Knitting-on, Cable Cast-on and Alternate Cable Cast-on.

Center Back Neck

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the point that marks the center of the back neck.

Center Front Neck

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the point that marks the center of the front neck.

Chain

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is the initial series of looped stitches that form a chain-like pattern and the foundation for all the other stitches.

Chainnose Pliers

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

A tool that has smooth, flat inner jaws and tips that taper to a point. It is used to grip wire, close bead tips and open and close loops and rings.

Clamshell Bead Tip

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a type of bead tip that closes over the knot to hide it.

Clasp

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a component that binds one end of the piece of jewelry with the other. Varieties of clasps include: toggles (ring and bar), lobster claws, spring rings (opens with a tiny lever), S-hooks and hook-and-eyes.

Cones

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Are ideal for concealing the knotted ends of a tassel or a multi-strand necklace. They have openings at both end (one large, one small).

Cont In Pat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of working the pattern as previously described.

Cont In This Way

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of working in the manner as previously described.

Crimp Beads

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Round or tubular shaped beads used with flexible beading wire. They can be flattened or folded into a roll with the appropriate pliers.

Crimping Pliers

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

A tool that has two grooves in its jaws; one that presses an indentation into the crimp bead and the other that folds the crimp into a compact, cylindrical shape.

Crochet

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to needlework that consists of the interlocking of looped stitches formed with yarn and a hooked needle.

Crochet Hook

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the metal or plastic hooked needle that interlocks yarn while crocheting.

Crochet Stitches

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to looped stitches used in crocheting. Stitch type names are:

  • Single Crochet
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Treble Crochet
  • Double Treble Crochet
  • Triple Treble Crochet
  • Slip Stitch
  • Around the Post
  • Cluster
  • Picot
  • Popcorn
  • Ribbing
  • Shell or Fan

Darning

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a sewing technique used for repairing fabric damage or holes that do not run along a seam or where patching would create discomfort. It can be done by hand or on a sewing machine.

Darning Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of running stitch in which the thread is woven in rows by sewing in the direction of the fabric, then reversing direction at the end of each row, and going back over that same row, giving it a woven look.

Diagonal Wire Cutters

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

A tool that has blades that meet squarely, yielding a flat-cut surface in the back and the front makes a pointed cut. Note: Always cut with the back of the pliers against the section you want to finish so that the wire end is flat.

Discontinue Pat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to stop working the preceding pattern immediately and continue as directed.

Do Not Press

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to refrain from ironing, pressing or steaming the knitted fabric.

Do Not Turn Work

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to keeping the work facing in the same direction as the row you have just completed.

Double Left - Slanting Decrease

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

This method slants to the left on the knit side by decreasing two stitches. Slip one, knit two, and then pass the slipped stitch over the decreased stitch.

Double Left - Slanting Decrease (alternate)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

This method slants to the left on the knit side by decreasing two stitches on the purl side.

Double Right - Slanting Decrease

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

This method slants to the right on the knit side by decreasing two stitches.

Double Right - Slanting Decrease (alternate)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

This method slants to the right on the knit side by decreasing two stitches on the purl side.

Double Seed Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to an even number of stitches.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one...until the end.
  • Row 2: Repeat row 1.
  • Row 3: Purl one, knit one, purl one, knit one...until the end.
  • Rox 4: Repeat row 3. Repeat rows 1 - 4.

Double Vertical - Slanting Decrease

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

This method creates a vertical stitch by decreasing two stitches.

Dye Lots

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Specifies a group of skeins that were dyed together, thus having precisely the same color. Skeins from different dye lots can vary in color even though the skein color is the same.

Each End

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

See each side.

Each Side

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working the designated stitches at both the beginning and the end of a row.

Earring

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a jewelry component to put in your ear as an accessory. Varieties include posts, French hooks, kidney wires, and hoops.

Easing In Any Fullness

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to evenly gathering in any extra fabric, while seaming.

End With A RS Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that the last row worked is a right side row.

End With A WS Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that the last row worked is a wrong side row.

Every Other Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that you should work one row between each increase or decrease row, when shaping.

Eye Pin

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

These are similar to head pins, but have a round loop on one end instead of a head. They can be purchased or easily made once you are comfortable making wire loops.

Fasten Off

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that when you come to the last row of your project or when you are changing colors, you must cut the yarn and secure it. The yarn should be pulled through the last loop on the needle to finish the piece to prevent unraveling.

Feed Dogs

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is the term used for the feeder mechanism in a sewing machine which is typically used to pull fabric through a sewing mechanism.

It also means that your dogs are hungry and you should give them food.

Findings

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Are the components that link beads into a piece of jewelry.

Finished Bust

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the circumference of a garment at the bust line after the front and back have been sewn together.

Fishing Line

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a very popular cord used in jewelry making. These types of lines, specifically Fireline, are strong, won't stretch and are fray resistant.

Flat Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

See straight stitch.

Flexible Beading Wire

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Consists of very fine wires twisted or braided together and covered with a smooth plastic coating. A variety of diameters are available.

From Beg

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to measuring from the cast-on edge of the piece or beginning of the knitted piece.

From Edge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any edge on the front piece of the garment.

Garter Ridge Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any number of stitches. Starting with a knit stitch on the right side with rows 1, 3, and 4 and a purl stitch with row 2.

Garter Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any number of stitches, all of which are either knitted or purled.

Gauge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the number of stitches and rows to one inch of a pattern. It is determined by the size of the crochet hook or needle and by how tightly the yarn is held as the stitches are worked.

Grafting

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

The process of weaving two edges together that have not been bound off, resulting in an invisible joining.

Hank

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to yarn that is loosely wound into a large ring shape and then twisted back onto itself for easy packaging, shipping and storing.

Hat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is a more structured fit then a cap and usually consists of a crown and a brim.

Head Pin

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a thick, blunt sewing pin with a flat (or decorative) head on one end to keep the beads from falling off. Sizes range from 1" to 3".

Hem

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is the method of folding up the raw edge of a cloth or garment twice, then sewing it down.

It also refers to the finished edge of a cloth or garment sewn by this method.

Hemmer Foot

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of foot on a sewing machine used to make an attractive finish for scarfs, tables linens and tricot lingerie fabric.

Hold To Back Of Work

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the stitches placed on a cable needle that are held to the back of the work as it faces you.

Hold To Front Of Work

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the stitches placed on a cable needle that are held to the front of the work as it faces you.

Inc Sts Into Pat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working the added stitches into the established pattern, when increasing.

Inc...sts Evenly Across Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the increasing of stitches at even intervals across the row.

Join

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to uniting the first and last stitch of a round, when circular knitting.

Jump Ring

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a small wire circle or oval with a split that can be twisted open or closed. It connects loops and other jewelry components.

Knit Five, Purl Two Ribbing

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a multiple of seven stitches plus five extra.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit five, purl two, knit five, purl two...continue to the end.
  • Row 2: Purl five, knit two, purl five, knit two...continue to the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Knit One, Purl One Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to an odd number of stitches.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one...until the end.
  • Row 2: Purl one, knit one, purl one, knit one...until the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Knit Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

There are two methods for basic knit stitches: English and Continental (or German).

English Knit: The yarn is held in the right hand.

Continental Knit: The yarn is held in the left hand.

Knit Two, Purl Five Ribbing

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a multiple of seven stitches plus five extra.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit two, purl five, knit two, purl five...continue to the end.
  • Row 2: Purl two, knit five, purl two, knit five...continue to the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Knit Two, Purl Two Ribbing Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a multiple of four stitches plus two extra.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit two, purl two, knit two, purl two...until the end.
  • Row 2: Purl two, knit two, purl two, knit two...until the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Knitwise (as To Knit)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the insertion of the needle into the stitch as if you were going to knit it.

Lower Edge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the bottom edge of the piece, usually the cast-on edge.

Matching Colors

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working the stitches in the same color sequence as on the previous row.

Memory Wire

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a steel spring wire that comes in various sizes and can be used without clasps to make rings, necklaces and coiled bracelets.

Multiple Zigzag Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch used to finish seam allowance on synthetics and other fabrics that tend to pucker. It is also excellent for darning and mending tears.

On All Foll Rows

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a direction that applies to all the rows that follow the row just worked.

Overcast Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a sewing technique that is useful in garment construction and in finishing raw edges of any sewing project to prevent unraveling.

Overcast Stretch Stitching

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch for sewing a seam with an overcast finish. It is used when making swim wear, ski pants and other garments that require stretch.

Pick Up And K

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to pulling up loops through stitches and rows of a finished edge with the stated knitting needles and a ball of yarn to begin an edge or a new piece.

Piece Measure Approx

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a specified number of rows that must be worked, as in shaping or pattern work.

Place Markers

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to sliding a stitch maker either onto the needle or attaching it to a stitch, where it remains as a guide.

Popcorn Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is a crochet stitch that is a raised group of stitches used to add interest and texture.

Preparation Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a row that sets up the stitch pattern but is not part of the pattern repeat.

Presser Foot Lifter

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is used on a sewing machine for raising and lowering the presser foot. It can be raised higher then the normal up position for easy removal of the presser foot or to help you place heavy fabric under the foot.

Puckering

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

This terms describes what happens to fabric when it becomes wrinkled, folded or constricted, when it should be laying flat.

Pull Up A Lp

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to drawing a new stitch (or loop) through the knit fabric.

Purl Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

There are two methods for your basic purl stitches: English and Continental or German.

English Knit: The yarn is held in the right hand.

Continental Knit: The yarn is held in the left hand.

Purlwise

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the insertion of a needle into the stitch as if you were going to purl it.

Quilt

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

To stitch, sew or cover a padded or lined fabric, with lines, patterns or layers of cloth. Also refers to the finished product.

Quilting

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Refers to material that is quilted or used for making quilts.

Rep Dec

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat the decrease previously described.

Rep From * Around

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat the instructions that begin at the asterisk, ending at the joining.

Rep From * End

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat the instructions that begin at the asterisk as many times as you can work full repeats of the pattern, then end the row as directed.

Rep From * To End

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat the instructions that begin at the asterisk ending the row with a full repeat of the pattern.

Rep From...row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat the pattern rows previously worked, beginning with the row specified.

Rep Inc

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat the increase previously described.

Rep...times More

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to repeat a direction a designated number of times.

Reverse Pat Placement

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to garments where the right and left fronts have symmetrical patterns. Usually, only the instructions for the first piece are given; therefore, you must work patterns for the second piece in the opposite order.

Reverse Shaping

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to garments where the shaping for right and left fronts are identical but reversed. Usually, only the instructions for the first piece are given; therefore, you must work the shaping for the second piece in the opposite order.

Reverse Stockinette Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any number of stitches, with alternating rows of knits and purls, starting at the right side with a purl stitch for row 1.

Rick-rack Stretch Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch used on stretch fabrics where you might use a zigzag stitch to finish raw edges or provide a decorative topstitch.

Right Side

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the surface of work that will be faced outward when the garment is worn.

Roundnose Pliers

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

A tool that has smooth, tapered, conical jaws and is used to form loops in wire.

Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a horizontal line of stitches formed by either a hook or needles and yarn.

Same Length As

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

A term that refers to when two or more pieces of a garment are equal in length and the measurement of one has already been given.

Satin Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch that is used to decorate and to overcast the raw edge of blankets, linens, tablecloths, or napkins and is also attractive when using an applique.

Schematic

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a scale drawing showing specific measurements of all the pieces of a garment before they are sewn together and finished.

Seed Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to an even number of stitches.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one...until the end.
  • Row 2: Purl one, knit one, purl one, knit one...until the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Selvage St

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to an extra stitch (or stitches) at the edge of a piece used either to make seaming easier or as a decorative finish.

Serging Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of sewing stitch that is ideal for 1/4" seams on knits or on medium to heavy weight woven fabrics where you want a narrow seam. It is also great for sewing spandex swim wear.

Set In Sleaves

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to sew the sleeves into the armholes.

Shell Or Fan Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is a crochet stitch often used as a border around other patterns and takes the shape of an arc or semicircle.

Short Row

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a shaping technique that adds rows in one segment of a piece without decreasing the number of stitches on the needle.

Side By Side

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to when a piece is worked horizontally from side seam to side seam instead of vertically from the lower edge.

Silk Thread

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

This thread is more fragile then nylon and is used to string pearls.

Single Left - Slanting Decrease (SKP)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

To slant stitches to the left on the knit side of the work, slip one stitch, knit one stitch, and pass the slip stitch over the knit stitch.

Single Left - Slanting Decrease (SSK)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

To slant stitches to the left on the knit side of the work, slip one stitch, slip one stitch and knit two together.

Single Right - Slanting Decrease

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

To slant stitches to the right on the knit side of the work, knit one stitch, slip one stitch, and pass the slip stitch over the knit stitch.

Single Right - Slanting Decrease (alternate)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

To slant stitches to the right on the knit side of the work, you should work on the purl side. Slip one stitch, purl one stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the purl stitch.

Skein

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to yarn that is sold in an oblong shape and can be pulled from either the inside or the outside.

Sleeve Width At Upper Arms

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the measurement of the finished sleeve at its widest point, which when seamed, fits around the widest part of the arm.

Sliding Buttonhole Foot

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of foot on a sewing machine used for manual buttonhole making. It is usually marked to help you measure a buttonhole accurately.

Slip Marker

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to keeping the stitch marker in the same position from one row to the next, transferring it from one needle to the other as you work each row.

Slip Marker At Beg Of Every Rnd

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Used in circular knitting, this refers to slipping the marker from one needle to the other every time you begin a new round.

Slip Sts To A Holder

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to transferring the stitches from the needle to a stitch holder.

Smocking Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a delicate decorative treatment or technique in the sewing of children's clothes and women's blouses in which fabric is gathered so that it can stretch.

Split Ring

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Resembles a tiny key ring and is more secure than a jump ring.

Spool Pin

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is used on a sewing machine for holding the spools of thread, when feeding thread to the machine.

Stockinette Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to any number of stitches, with alternating rows of knits and purls, starting at the right side with a knit stitch for row 1.

Straight (flat) Stitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a strong and durable sewing stitch which is recommended where both elasticity and strength are necessary to ensure comfort and durability. The individual stitches are made without crossing or looping the thread and are used to form broken or unbroken lines.

Swatch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a knitting sample used to check the gauge or to try out a stitch or color-work pattern before knitting the garment.

Tension

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

See gauge.

Thread Snips

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

A tool used for cutting bead stringing cord.

Through Both Thicknesses

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Used in seaming, it refers to working through two pieces of fabric at one time.

Topstitching

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a sewing technique that is used on garment edges such as necklines and hems and is used to keep seams and edges flat and crisp. It is usually done using a straight stitch with a thread that matches the fabric.

Total Length

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the length of a garment after finishing, including ribbing or edging and any shoulder shaping.

Tricot Fabric

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a lining material that is smooth on one side and textured on the other. It is usually made from natural or synthetic fibers.

Turning

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of switching your knitted piece from right side to wrong side or vice versa to work a new or partial row.

Turning Ridge

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a row of raised stitches that indicates where the piece will fold in or out, as in a hem.

Twisted Knit One, Purl One Ribbing (full Twist)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to an odd number of stitches.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit one through the back loop, purl one, knit one through the back loop, purl on...continue to the end.
  • Row 2: Purl one through the back loop, knit one, purl one through the back loop, knit one...continue to the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Twisted Knit One, Purl One Ribbing (half Twist)

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to an odd number of stitches.

  • Row 1 (right side): Knit one through the back loop, purl one, knit one through the back loop, purl on...continue to the end.
  • Row 2: Purl one, knit one, purl one, knit one...continue to the end.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Twisted Wire Needle

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Is a length of fine wire folded in half and twisted together. It has a large, open eye at the fold (easy to thread) and accommodates thicker cords than conventional beading needles.

Weave In Ends

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to work in loose ends to keep from unraveling.

Whipstitch

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is an overcast stitch often used to finish the edges of fabric and is done by hand.

Wire

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Jewelry Making

Multi-gauge wire is used to make clasps, dangles and other decorative elements. Common sizes for jewelry making are between 16 to 28 gauge.

With RS Facing

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that the right side of the work must face you while the wrong side faces away from you. Usually used when picking up stitches.

With WS Facing

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that the wrong side of the work must face you while the right side faces away from you. Usually used when picking up stitches.

Work Across Sts On Holder

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working the stitches directly from the stitch holder, or transferring the stitches from the holder to a knitting needle, then working them.

Work Back And Forth As With Straight Needles

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

When knitting on a circular needle, this refers to turning the work at the end of every row instead of joining it and working in rounds.

Work Even

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to continue working in pattern, without increases or decrease.

Work Even In Pattern

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means to continue working in the pattern stitch, keeping continuity of design.

Work Even Or Work Straight

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to continuing in the established pattern without working any shaping.

Work In One Piece

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to working all parts of the project (front, back and sleeves) as one piece.

Work To End

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of working the established pattern to the end of the row.

Working In Pat

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Means that you should follow the pattern instruction, whether graphed or written.

Working In Rounds

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the process of working a piece in which the ends have been joined and there are no seams. Usually used in circular knitting.

Working Needle

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a needle being used to make new stitches.

Working Yarn

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to a yarn being used to make new stitches.

Wrong Side

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the surface of the work that will face inside when the garment is worn.

Yarn

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Is a long length of interlocked fibers, used in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery and rope-making. Cotton, wool and synthetic blends are the most popular, followed by novelty yarns made from chenille, velour, etc.

Yarn Ply

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Indicates the number of strands that have been twisted together.

  • Single Ply - Indicates one strand of spun yarn.
  • Two Ply - Indicates two strands of spun yarn.
  • Three Ply - Indicates three strands of spun yarn.
  • Four Ply - Indicates four strands of spun yarn.

Yarn Weight

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Crochet / Knit

Refers to the yarn's thickness and is categorized for knitters and crocheters. See Yarn Weight Cheat Sheet for more information.

Zigzag Foot

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of foot on a sewing machine used for both straight and zigzag stitching.

Zigzag Pattern

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a series of lines at variable angles. Traditionally a "zig" points left (/) and a "zag" points right (\), which would look like the following: /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/.

Zipper Foot

Category: Arts & Crafts
Subcategory: Sewing

Is a type of foot on a sewing machine used to sew on each side of a zipper. The edges of the foot guide the zipper and keep the seam straight.



Back to Misfictionary