How do you read knitting terms?

What are the abbreviations for knitting?

Knitting Abbreviations Explained

Knitting Abbreviation Explanation
kb knit stitch in row below English or Continental (Infrequently used for knit through the back loop; see K tbl)
kll knit left loop. An increase
krl knit right loop. An increase
kwise knitwise. Insert right needle into the stitch as if to knit it

What does Rd mean in knitting?

rnd(s): Round(s). In circular knitting, rows are called “rounds“. RS: Right side, meaning the right side of the fabric (the side meant to be shown on the outside).

What does UFO mean in knitting?

UFO. UnFinished Object. Not of the extraterrestrial kind , a knitting or crochet UFO is usually a WIP that you have temporarily or permanently abandoned or neglected. These are the projects that are semi-finished but haven’t been picked up in ages.

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 NB stand for in knitting?

MC/SC: main/second colour. NB: st + its yarn over counts as one, so knit together next 3 loops (or 2sts) P purl stitch.

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