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Sunday, February 5, 2012


Pop culture is full of abbreviations and catchy phrases to summarize a matter of interest. The buzz over the turn of the millennium will always be remembered as Y2K. Celebrity couples like Brangelina and Bennifer. My favorites might be the descriptions of relationships like "Frenemy" and "Bromance." Not to be out of the loop, knitting has it's share of abbreviations, too. For example, "CO" to cast on, "BO" to bind off. Or like "St" to indicate stockinette stitch and "SSKP" to indicate a specific type of decrease (slip two stitches as if to knit, knit next stitch, pass slipped stitch over).

This scarf and hat set I knitted for a friend's birthday is merely following "K2YOP2tog" or knit two stitches, yarn over, purl two together. The yarn over creates an extra stitch and a hole, purling two stitches together creates a beautiful pattern and ensures your number count of stitches remain the same. Knitting in the round had a different effect on the pattern but it was just as pleasing. This is a fast, easy way to change up your basic scarf and hat set. Give it a try some time!

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