Handknitted

KNITTING DICTIONARY

k

knit stitches

r

brei steken recht

k2tog

knit 2 stitches together

2r sbr

brei 2 steken recht samen

ssk

Slip (knitwise), slip (knitwise), put both stitches back on right needle, Knit 2 slipped stitches together

2afh 2sbr

1st steek recht afhalen, 2de steek recht afhalen, linkernaald van achter tot voor door de 2 steken steken, samenbreien

k3tog

knit 3 stitches together

3r sbr

Brei 3 steken recht samen breien

p

purl stitches

av

brei steken averecht

p2tog

purl 2 stiches together

2r sbav

brei 2 steken averecht samen

kfb

knit into front and back of the next stitch

bva

brei recht in de voorste en achterste lus van de volgende steek

sl 1

Slip 1

1 afh

Steek recht afhalen

sk2p

Slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over

a2sbro

haal 1 steek af, brei 2 steken samen, haal afgehaalde steek over de gebreide steek

yo

Yarn over

do

Draad over het naald

yo2

double yarn over

do2

Draad twee keer over het naald

m1

make 1 stitches

m1

vermeerder 1 steek

m

marker

m

markeerder

pm

Place marker

pm

Plaats een steekmarkeerder

slm

slip stitch marker

slm

Markeerder van het linker naald naar het rechter naald

c2b

cable 2 back (place 2 stitches on holder behind work, knit the next 2 stitches, then knit the stitches from the holder ; makes a right leaning cable)

K2A

Kabel over 4 steken die achterlangs kruisen: zet 2 steken op een kabelnaald en hou deze achter het werk, brei 2 steken recht en brei dan de 2 steken van de kabelnaald recht; u krijgt zo een kabel die naar links wijst.

c2f

cable 2 front (place 2 stitches on holder in front of work, knit the next 2 stitches, then knit the stitches from the holder ; makes a left leaning cable)

K2V

Kabel over 4 steken die achterlangs kruisen: zet 2 steken op een kabelnaald en hou deze voor het werk, brei 2 steken recht en brei dan de 2 steken van de kabelnaald recht; u krijgt zo een kabel die naar rechts wijst.

c3l

slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work, p1 from left needle, k2 from cable needle

K3L

Haal 2 steken af, zet ze op de kabelnaald en hou voor het werk, brei 1 steek averecht vanaf linkernaald, brei 2 steken recht vanaf kabelnaald

c3r

slip next stitch onto cable needle and hold in back of work, k2 from left needle, p1 from cable needle

K3R

Haal 1 steek af, zet ze op de kabelnaald en hou achter het werk, brei 2 steken recht vanaf linkernaald, brei 1 steek averecht vanaf kabelnaald

c4b

slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back of work, k2 from left needle, k2 from cable needle

K4A

haal 2 steken af, zet ze op de kabelnaald en hou achter het werk, brei 2 steken recht vanaf linkernaald, brei 2 steken recht vanaf kabelnaald

c4f

slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work, k2 from left needle, k2 from cable needle

K4V

haal 2 steken af, zet ze op de kabelnaald en hou voor het werk, brei 2 steken recht vanaf linkernaald, brei 2 steken recht vanaf kabelnaald

c4r

slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work, k2 from left needle, k2 from cable needle

K4R

Haal 2 steken af, zet ze op de kabelnaald en hou voor het werk, brei 2 steken recht vanaf linkernaald, brei 2 steken recht vanaf kabelnaald

c8b(K1,P1, 4 times)

cable to back (place 4 stitches on cable needle in back of work, (k1, p1) twice, then (k1, p1) twice from the cable needle)

K8V(1r,1av, 4 keer)

Kabel over 8 steken: zet 4 steken op een kabelnaald en hou deze achter het werk, brei 1 steek recht, 1 steek averecht en brei dan de 2 steken van de kabelnaald, brei 1 steek recht, 1 steek averecht; u krijgt zo een kabel die naar rechts wijst.

c8f(K1,P1, 4 times)

cable to front (place 4 stitches on cable needle in front of work, (k1, p1) twice, then (k1, p1) twice from the cable needle)

K8V(1r,1av, 4 keer)

Kabel over 8 steken: zet 4 steken op een kabelnaald en hou deze voor het werk, brei 1 steek recht, 1 steek averecht en brei dan de 2 steken van de kabelnaald, brei 1 steek recht, 1 steek averecht; u krijgt zo een kabel die naar rechts wijst.

Dbl dec

Double decrease- Slip 2 stitches together knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over knitted stitch

Dub vm

Dubbel vermindering – haal 2 steken af rechts, brei (recht) 1 steek, haal de 2 afgehaalde steken over de gebreide steek

st

stitch

st

steek

t3b

slip next stitch onto cable needle and hold in back of work, k2 from left needle, p1 from cable needle

R3A

haal 1 steek af, zet ze op de kabelnaald en hou voor het werk, brei 2 steken recht vanaf linkernaald, brei 1 steek averecht vanaf kabelnaald

t3f

slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work, p1 from left needle, k2 from cable needle

R3V

haal 2 steken af, zet ze op de kabelnaald en hou voor het werk, brei 1 steek averecht vanaf linkernaald, brei 2 steken recht vanaf kabelnaald

Our favourite designers

Ysolda (www.ysolda.com, www.ravelry.com/designers/ysolda-teague)
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Ysolda took up knitting while studying English Literature when her bedroom didn’t have enough room for sewing and she couldn’t sit still in lectures. An inability to follow directions combined with a compulsion to understand how things work quickly led to a rather diy approach to patterns. Over the last decade she’s pioneered new models for self publishing for both her patterns and six books and developed a reputation for clear directions and interesting construction methods. She focuses on innovative construction methods and designs that are both enjoyable to knit and easy to wear. Her designs include adorable toys, beautiful accessories, and both adult and baby sweaters. Ysolda's work has been featured in many leading publications including Twist Collective, Knitty and the books Knit Red and Fair Isle Style.  With a wide range of patterns there is something for every customer. Popular shawls Ishbel, Damson and Marin motivate sales of luxury single skeins. The sweater making reference book Little Red in the City is used as a class resource by many stores and helps to turn those single skein purchasers into confident sweater knitters. Ysolda's most recent book, The Rhinebeck Sweater, features the work of other popular designers including Gudrun Johnston and Amy Herzog and tells the stories of small scale American yarn production, encouraging knitters to substitute with interesting local yarns.

Gudrun Johnston/Shetland Trader (www.theshetlandtrader.com, www.ravelry.com/designers/gudrun-johnston) 

Gudrun was born in Shetland in the 70’s while her mother, Patricia Johnston, was running the successful knitwear design company, The Shetland Trader. Thirty years later – and now living in the United States – Gudrun has followed in her mother’s footsteps. She has made a name for herself among a new generation of knitwear designers, using the internet to directly interact with an international community of knitters.

Gudrun revived the use of The Shetland Trader name. She has self published two collections of knitwear inspired by the Shetland islands, The Shetland Trader Book One and Book Two and also collaborated with one of her favourite yarn companies, Quince & Co to publish a Mother and Daughter knitwear collection called Knit With Me.  Gudrun has also been published in several prominent magazines online, including Brooklyn Tweed, Twist Collective, Amirisu and Knitty.

Gudrun often includes aspects of her Shetland heritage in her designs, mostly utilising traditional lace patterns in a contemporary context. She also loves to design using seamless construction and is always adding new techniques to her seamless knitting skills. Most recently she is exploring Fair Isle knitting. As well as teaching all over the world Gudrun now runs fibre related trips to the Shetland Islands. 

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Kate Davies(www.katedavies.com, www.ravelry.com/designers/kate-davies)
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Kate Davies lives on Scotland’s West Highland Way where she loves to write, knit, and walk in the wonderful landscapes that surround her. She finds that each of these activities has a creative and a critical dimension and the best of possible worlds is one in which she productively combines them all. She has a PhD in women’s history, and has written books, essays and feature articles on a wide range of topics from the American Revolution to the history of lace.

Knitting is one of her greatest loves, and in 2010 (when a stroke at the age of 36 ended my academic career)  she began Kate Davies Designs (KDD) creating digital patterns for hand knitters. The business lent her a platform to combine her skills in research, writing and design, and quickly became a small publishing company through which she began to produce her own books. In Colours of Shetland  (2012), Yokes (2014), Buachaille: At Home in The Highlands (2015), The Book of Haps (2016), Shetland Oo (2016), Inspired by Islay (2017) and Happit (2017) she brings her passions for historical research, textile design, and practical creativity together. Nothing makes her happier than seeing knitters all over the world enjoying her books and making and wearing her designs.

Making things, from books to hats, is what really makes her tick, and as KDD grew she began to explore different kinds of manufacturing.  In 2015 she developed her own brands of Scottish yarn for hand knitting  and in 2017 launched her own knitwear line, KDD Originals designed and made in Scotland.

Ella Gordon(www.ellagordon.wordpress.com, www.ravelry.com/designers/ella-gordon)

Born, bred and based in Shetland, Scotland. She takes her inspiration from the culture and history that surrounds her here. The unique surroundings and colours have always inspired her work, whether it was her family, the culture or the strong textile heritage.

In 2012 she graduated from the Shetland College with a BA with Distinction in Contemporary Textiles, she mainly focus on knitted textiles which she makes either by hand or using her knitting machine. She used to make Crofthoose Cushions to sell (and may again!) but this blog now mainly features her hand knitting and designing. She also works at Jamieson & Smith (Shetland Woolbrokers.

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Outi Kater(www.ravelry.com/stores/outi-kater-designs)

Outi Kater is originally from Finland but has lived in Shetland for over 10 years. She takes her inspirations from her Nordic upbringing but is also inspired by Shetland and we think her patterns make a perfect blend of those two inspirations.  Outi is extremely good at putting complex colour combinations together but her graphic 2 colour designs are equally as successful.