PATTERN SUPPORT

WAYS TO GET SUPPORT

WAYS TO GET SUPPORT

Hey there Westknitters! Do you ever get stuck on one of my patterns and need a little help? It happens!

Lots of support and help can be found on my Ravelry Group forums, where you will find a forum set up for most of my popular patterns. You'll also find some lovely people to geek out about knitting with there! You can also find tips, tricks & tutorials at Stephen West on Youtube

My older patterns have been knit enough times that they are generally error-free. But sometimes new patterns can have small errors, despite being tested and tech edited. Sometimes new patterns have small errors that are relatively insignificant. Heck, I'm human too! If you have a question that you otherwise can't find an answer to, please get in touch with us and we'll do our very best to help!

The email is support@westknits.com for inquiries relating to knitting any Stephen West pattern.

COMMONLY USED ABBREVIATIONS

BO: bind off

CC: contrast color

CO: cast on

cs: center stitch

k: knit

k2tog: knit 2 sts together

k3tog: knit 3 sts together

kfb: knit into front and back of stitch

kyo8k: (K1, yo) 8 times into the same stitch without taking it off the left needle, then knit into that same stitch once more and take it off the left needle, resulting in 17 total sts coming out of 1 stitch. 16 increased sts.

m: marker

m1: (make 1) increase 1 stitch using the backwards loop cast on method

M1L: (make 1 left) with left needle, lift strand between sts from the front,

knit through the back loop

M1R: (make 1 right) with left needle, lift strand between sts from the back,

knit through the front loop

MC: main color

p: purl

pfb: purl into front and back of stitch

pm: place marker

p2tog: purl 2 sts together

p3tog: purl 3 sts together

rnd/s: round/s

RS: right side

sl: slip stitch purl-wise unless instructed otherwise

slm: slip marker

ssk: (slip slip knit) slip first stitch knit-wise, slip second stitch knit-wise, knit those 2 sts together tbl

st/s: stitch/es

tbl: through back loop

WS: wrong side

wyib: with yarn in back

wyif: with yarn in front

w&t: (wrap and turn) Bring yarn to front as if you are about to purl, slip one stitch purl-wise. Turn work to other side. Strand of yarn is now in back of work. Bring yarn to the front, slip one stitch back to right needle. Continue to knit or purl the next stitch as instructed. 

yf: yarn forward

yo: yarn over

brk: brioche knit also known as bark, knit the stitch (that was slipped in the previous row) together with its yarn over.

brkyobrk: Two new stitches spring out of the center of one stitch with this increase. Work a brkyobrk as follows: brk1 (leave stitch on the needle), yo (yarn forward under needle then over needle to back), then brk1 into same stitch. 2 sts increased.

brkyo8brk: (brk1, yo) 8 times into the same stitch, brk1 again into the same stitch. There should be 17 sts coming from the knit stitch before the marker. 16 sts increased. 

brp: brioche purl also known as burp, purl the stitch (that was slipped in the previous row) together with its yarn over.

brLsl dec: (2-stitch decrease that slants to the left, involving 3 sts) Slip the first stitch knit-wise, brk the following two stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over.

brRsl dec: (a 2-stitch decrease that slants to the right, involving 3 sts) Slip the first stitch knit-wise, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over, place stitch on left hand needle and pass the following stitch over. Place st on right hand needle.

sl1yo following a k or brk st: (slip 1 yarn over) bring the working yarn under the needle to the front of the work, slip the next stitch purl-wise, then bring the yarn over the needle (and over the slipped stitch) to the back, in position to work the following stitch. 

sl1yo following a p or brp st: (slip 1 yarn over) working yarn is already in front, slip the next stitch purl-wise, then bring the yarn over the needle (and over the slipped stitch), then to the front under the needle, into position to work the following stitch. 

zAB: cross color A strand over color B. Crossing strands of yarn will ensure that there are not holes in the fabric. Do the same for xBA. The strand of yarn just worked is crossed over the strand of yarn that is about to he worked. The cross always happens with yarn in back on the RS and with yarn in front on the WS.