Saturday, January 11, 2014

Why is "abbreviation" such a long word?

* YO, K2tog * Rep from * to *. What does it mean? It's like another language! You'll find these abbreviations and more in most modern knitting patterns. So I put together a handy list for translating the ones commonly used in North American patterns. You'll find it here at the new Abbreviations page. If you knit one of my patterns, these are the ones you'll encounter.

So far, the list only contains knitting terms. For crochet patterns, there are a whole other set of abbreviations. Fphdc, anyone? On the last pattern I crocheted, I learned that stands for front post half double crochet. It's actually kind of a fun stitch.

Happy knitting!

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