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The Dropped Stitch

Basic Stitch Clips

Click on desired button below and watch the linked video. These techniques are used in Gilbert Designs Patterns and taught by The Dropped Stitch Studio. Note: tourquoise buttons have attatched videos on YouTube. Black buttons are techniques coming soon.

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Basic Stitch Clips

Foundation Elements



CO=cast on

Provisional Cast-on

Pico Bind Off

BO=bind off

[  ]=repeat

RS=right side & WS=wrong side


ES=edge stitch

BOR=beginning of the round


Slipped Stitches


slwyib=slip stitch with yarn in back

slwyif=slip stitch with yarn in front

Decrease Stitches

k2tog=knit 2 stitches together

ssk=slip as to knit, slip as to knit, knit 2 stitches together

pfso=pass first stitch over

psso=pass slipped stitch over

Increase Stitches

YO=yarn over

m1=make one

k1f&b=knit front and back

m1R=make one right

m1L=make one left

LLR=lifted right increase

LLI=lifted right increase

Using  Multiple Colors

MC=main color

CC=contrast color

CC1=contrast color 1

CC2=contrast color 2

Stitches and Stitch Patterns

k2,p2=knit 2, purl 2 ribbing 

k1tbl=knit  through the back loop

seed stitch