How do you read a repeated knitting chart?

What does work in pattern mean in knitting?

Helpful knitting tips! Once the stitch or design repeat has been established, rather than continuously writing the same instructions over and over, the instructions may simply say, work in pattern.

What is a pattern repeat in knitting?

A pattern repeat is the number of stitches that you repeat over and over across the row/round for as wide as you want to make your project. In written instructions, this would be the number of stitches in between the *s. As an example *k2, p3; rep from * to end has a pattern repeat of 5 stitches (knit 2 + purl 3 = 5).

How do you keep knitting patterns when decreasing?

For a decrease, always consider which stitch ends up on top. (Hint: in a decrease, whatever stitch our needle enters first ends up on top.) A p2tog is all well and good to turn two purls into one purl, but it doesn’t looks so great when you have a purl overlapping a knit.

What does k3 mean in knitting?

k3, *p1, k1; rep from *, k3. This means you would knit 3 stitches to begin. Then purl 1 and knit 1. Repeat this across the entire row until you get to the last 3 stitches and then knit those 3 stitches.

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What do two asterisks mean in knitting?

Usually you work the stitches between the asterisks a given number of times and then work the double asterisks. Sometimes the double asterisks indicate an area on the back that is repeated on the front of say a sweater.

What does k0 mean in knitting?

In patterns that include various sizes, zeros are sometimes necessary. For example, k0 (0,1) means if you are making the smallest or middle size, you would do nothing, and if you are making the largest size, you would k1.

What Does a colon mean in a knitting pattern?

Dashes, colons, or parentheses are often used at the end of an instruction to separate the stitch count from the rest of the instruction.