What does WS mean in knitting?
I receive a lot of great knitting technique & terminology questions from subscribers, like “What’s the difference between the Right and Wrong side of knitting work?” You will see this often mentioned in Knitting Patterns, with the abbreviation RS for Right Side & WS for Wrong Side.
What is a WS row?
When the pattern says to work a row (RS), it means that row will face the front. The wrong side is the back side, so if a pattern says to work a row (WS), that row will face the back side of the completed project.
What does it mean to end with a WS row?
When your pattern tells you to end on a wrong side row it means that the last row you knit is the one on the wrong side (hidden side) of your project. So if you are knitting in stocking stitch (stockinette) the last row you work is a purl row so that you are ready to knit the next row.
Does the cast on row count?
The cast on doesn’t count as a row. But it’s easier to count all the rows in the worked fabric, below the needle, and just not count the loops on the needle. … And that you don’t count your cast on if you’re counting rows.
What does rib 2 mean in knitting?
The rib stitch consists of columns of knit stitches alternating with columns of purl stitches. … 2 x 2 ribbing: Alternates 2 knit stitches with 2 purl stitches. It pulls in slightly less than 1 x 1 ribbing. To create 2 x 2 ribbing, cast on a multiple of 4 stitches.
What does end knitting mean?
So knit to end (or k to end) simply means that the remaining stitches on your needle, all the way to the end (the last stitch) will be knit. Then you will turn your work and move on to the next row.
What does ending with RS facing mean in knitting?
If your pattern tells you to end on a RS row, your final row would start with the tail on the right-hand side. Wrong-side = tail on the left. Here is an example of a wrong-side row. This time, the tail of your work will fall on the left-hand side of your work.