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English to Italiano (Italian) Knitting Glossary

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English Italiano (Italian)
aran(sweater typical of Aran Islands off the coast of Ireland); aran weight(describes yarn of medium weight, suitable for knitting at gauge of 16 to 20 stitches per 10cm (= 4 inches), with 4.5 – 5.5mm needles (US7 – US9), (No. 4 inStandard Yarn Weight System, Aran (classe di lana)/xxx
backwards loop (cast on) = single (cast on) xxx
ball(s) (of yarn) gomitolo(-i)(di lana)
batt(s) (of fiber) xxx
beret(s) basco
bind off (BO), cast off (CO) xxx
(to) block, blocking bloccare
button(s) bottone (i)
buttonhole(s) asola
cable(s) treccia
cable (cast on) xxx
cable 2 back (C2B) (place 2 stitches on holder behind work, knit the next 2 stitches, then knit the stitches from the holder ; makes a right leaning cable) xxx
cable 2 front (C2F) (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) xxx
cap(s) (soft head covering that loses some of its shape when off the head) xxx
cap(s) (head covering with a firm brim in front) xxx
(to) card cardare
cardigan(s)(sweater with full length front opening) xxx
cast off (CO), bind off (BO) xxx
cast on (CO) montare
circular needle(s) ( CIRC(S) ) ferri circolari
coat(s)(heavy garment that opens in front, to wear outdoors) cappotto
(to) crochet lavorare all’uncinetto
cuff(s) (of a mitten or glove) polsino (i)
cuff(s) (of a sock) xxx
cushion(s) cuscino
decrease(s) (DECR) diminuzione
double aumento doppio
double pointed needle(s) (DPN) ago da maglia a doppia punta
(to) drop a stitch, dropped stitch(es) xxx
duplicate stitch xxx
edge(s) bordo (i)
even 1. even(rows) 2. (to) knit even xxx
Fair Isle (type of stranded knitting with two colors per row or round) Fair Isle, Jacquard
felt, felting xxx
finished object(s) (FO) lavoro / pezzo finito / terminato
(to) frog xxx
garter stitch legaccio
gauge (US), tension (UK) xxx
German twisted cast on = Old Norwegian cast on xxx
glove(s) guanti (i)
glove(s), fingerless manopola (e)
(to) graft xxx
gusset xxx
handspun filato a mano
hat(s) (US),toque(s) (UK-Can), cap(s)(soft head covering that loses some of its shape when off the head) cappello
hat(s) (firm head covering that keeps its shape when off the head) cappello
1. hem(s) 2.(to) hem orlo
1. I-cord 2.attached I-cord xxx
increase(s) (INCR) aumento
increase (by making one) (M1) aumentare di uno
increase (by yarn over) (YO) (see also “make one”) xxx
invisible cast on = provisional cast on xxx
jacket(s)(long sleeved garment, opens in front, heavier than a cardigan, can mean light enough for indoor wear, or heavier weight for outdoor wear; suit jacket) giacca
Kitchener stitch xxx
knit (stitch) (K) maglia dritta / diritto
(to) knit (K) lavorare a maglia
knit into front and back(increase by making 1 knit stitch into right/front loop, then knit into left/back loop of the same stitch) (KFP) xxx
knitter(s) (unusual) magliaia
knitting machine(s) macchina da maglieria
knitting-on (cast on) xxx
lace pizzo
lining fodera
lock(s) (tufts of wool / fiber) xxx
long tail (cast on) xxx
make one left / front (M1L/M1F)(left leaning M1 increase) xxx
make one right / back (M1R/M1B)(right leaning M1 increase) xxx
marker(s) (place marker (PM), slip marker) segnapunto
mitten(s) guanto
moss stitch maglia/ punto a grana di riso
napkin(s) tovagliolo
odd (rows) xxx
Old Norwegian cast on = German twisted cast on xxx
(knitting) pattern(s) schema (del lavoro a maglia)
pick up (stitches),pick up and knit(stitches) riprendere (delle maglie), lavorare (delle maglie, i.e. in trecce)
pillowcase(s) xxx
placemat(s) tovaglietta all’americana
provisional cast on = invisible cast on xxx
purl (stitch) (P) maglia a rovescio, rovescio
rib (stitch), ribbing(1×1 = k1p1 repeatedly, 3×2 = k3p2 repeatedly, etc.) costa (e)
right side (RS) lato diritto
round (one row in circular knitting), (to) knit in the round lavorare circolare / con i ferri circolari
roving xxx
row(s) ferro (i)
seam(s) bordo
seed stitch punto a grana di riso
self patterning yarn xxx
self striping yarn xxx
selvedge xxx
(to) sew cucire
short row(s) xxx
sleeve(s) manica (-che)
slip (knitwise=as if to knit=insert right needle into front of stitch, purlwise=as if to purl=insert right needle into back of stitch) (SL) xxx
slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over (SKP, SKPSSO): slip one stitch knitwise, knit the next stitch, pass slipped stitch over knit stitch (makes aleft leaning decrease) xxx
slip, slip, knit (SSK): slip two stitches knitwise (right loops are now in back), insert left needle into the front (left) side of these 2 stitches, knit the 2 stitches together through back (right) loops (makes a left leaning decrease) xxx
slip, slip, purl (SSP): slip two stitches knitwise, return them to left needle (right side of loops is in back), purl 2 together through back loops xxx
snap(s) bottone automatico
sock(s) calza (e), calzino (i)
sole(s) suola
(to) spin (into yarn) filare (la lana)
square(s) quadrato
stitch(es) (ST) maglia (maglie)
stitch pattern schema dei punti
stocking stitch, stockinette stitch (ST ST) maglia rasata
stranded knitting stranded (jacquard)
stripe(s) riga(-ghe)
swatch campione
sweater(s), pullover(s)(pullover style) pullover, maglione, maglia
tablecloth(s) tovaglia
tam(s) basco
tension (UK), gauge xxx
(to) tink (invented term that comes from “knit” spelled backwards) sfilare maglia per maglia
unfinished object(s) (UFO) pezzo, oggetto da finire
(to) unravel disfare il lavoro, la maglia
visor (of cap) visiera (di un cappello)
work(s) in progress (WIP) lavoro in corso
wrong side (WS) rovescio
yarn(s) lana, filato
yarn forward (YFWD, YF) (and over needle (YFON), and round needle (YFRN) = YO) xxx
yarn over(s) (YO) xxx

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