What is sl1 WYIF in knitting?

Sl1 wyif – Slip 1 stitch with the yarn in the front for a neat, professional finish. Mirror / Backwards knitting – a useful technique where you knit back across a stockinette row, rather than turning and purling. I-cord – how to knit an i-cord – useful for creating straps, handles or ties.

What is YTB in knitting?

On a P (WS) row YTB, slip next stitch as though to P, YTF, return slipped stitch to left needle with needles in P position (stitch is not twisted), turn. yf/yo: yarn forward/yarn over, bring yarn to front of work between needles as if to purl.

What does it mean to slip the first stitch?

Slipping the first stitch of a row expands the edge stitch vertically, making it two rows tall. This means that you don’t get that weird uneven and twisted stitch that comes from working the edge stitch twice in succession. It makes the edges of a piece tidy and clean.

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