Just learning how to knit? Then, this article is for you, the beginner. Having an overview that contains all knitting abbreviations is handy to have. Even for those of us who have forgotten certain knitting terms. So, bookmark this knitting page for future reference. (I just did). Now, study the abbreviations table and, before you know it, you’ll knit like a pro!
Was just over at Amazon to see what I want to get for XMAS… Am a bit dazzled because of their amazing Black Friday Deals, Cyber Monday stunts, and other holiday gift ideas….. I only went to look for a knitting book…. Mmmm…
Knitting Abbreviations – What Do They Mean????
It’s nice to get some free knitting patterns, however, what to do? Knitting patterns seem to be written in another language. And yes, there’s no way around it: if you want to learn how to knit, you must know most of at least the basic knitting terms to use that lovely knitting pattern that you’ve been given.
I thought to give you a hand. Here is a little craft tool for you: a knitting abbreviations table so you can start knitting away:
[ ] repeat instructions inside brackets as indicated
|RS right side
sm slip marker
SSK slip 1, slip 1, knit two together
sl 1, k1, psso or SKP slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped st over
St st stockinette stitch, stocking stitch
tbl through back loop(s)
WS wrong side
wyib with yarn in back
wyif with yarn in front
yfon yarn forward over needle
yfrn yarn forward and round needle
yo yarn over
yon yarn over needle
yrn yarn round needle
Now, if you want to start chatting to other knitters, and if you want to be able to do tackle more complicated knitting patterns, you should also study my upcoming knitting glossary. This glossary will contain basic and advanced knitting terms. Will probably be ready next week, and I’ll link it to this page.