Abbreviation guide

 

St stands for Stitch

Tog stands for Together

 

K/Knit :

A stitch which is made by inserting right needle into the stitches in the left hand , while the head of the right needle stands behind the needle in the left hand

http://www.watchknitting.com/2011/04/lesson-2-basic-stitches-knit-stitch/

 

P/Purl :

A stitch which is made by inserting right needle into the stitches in the left hand , while the head of the right needle stands in front of the needle in left hand

http://www.watchknitting.com/2011/04/lesson-3-basic-stitches-figure-2-purl-stitch/

 

YO/Yarn over :

To wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from back to front counterclockwise

 

Table guide:

 

In all sketches you can follow the table to figure out the arrangement of stitches and to find out how the next row will start . In some patterns it doesn’t matter whether you have the odd or even quantity of stitches but in some it differs depending on the number of stitches in a single bunch.

For example : According to this table second row  starts with K because the shown quantity is even . Provided that you have casted on 5 stitches . Then starting with k will be incorrect and will mix your pattern so you should start with P to have correct pattern.


9 thoughts on “Abbreviation guide”

  1. Hello,

    Welcome to knitting world

    Choosing the appropriate needle depends on the size of yarn. In my Knitting Gauge page you can find a table which gives the list of relative numbers.
    For start I suggest you to choose needle number 7 with a medium sized yarn, (number 4). Cast on about 56 stitches for an adult hat, or 48 stitches for a kid hat.

    At anytime, for finding a suitable number, you may cast on 20 stitches, Knit at least 3 or 4 rows, then pull out the needle and measure the length of what you have gotten. Once you find out how long is created by 20 stitches, you have estimation of required numbers.

    Wish you a enjoyable knitting time :)

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