Knitting Chart Symbols

Glossaries

Here is a working list of knitting chart symbols. Right Side Wrong Side inc inc k p k1b p1b k2tog p2tog k2tog-b p2tog-b k3tog p3tog k3tog-b p3tog-b k4tog p4tog kfb pfb m m p k p1b k1b p2tog k2tog p2tog-b ssk p3tog k3tog p3tog-b k3tog-b p4tog k4tog pfb kfb sl sl sl1-wyib sl1-wyif sl1-wyif sl1-wyib … Read More

Yarn weights: terminology and US vs UK standards

Glossaries

Yarn is categorized into weights (how thick the strand is). The yarn weight gives you an idea of what size knitting needle to use; how big the stitches will be, how thick the knitted fabric will be, and what types of garment would be appropriate for the yarn. “Yarn weight” (thickness) is not the same … Read More

Knitting Needle Conversion Chart

Glossaries

Knitting needle sizes vary from country to country. Our knitting needle conversion chart below will help you decide which needle sizes to use for any pattern regardless of its origin. With designers in so many countries sharing patterns through blogs and Ravelry, it’s important to be able to convert between knitting needle sizes. Remember when … Read More

Knitting Abbreviations

Glossaries

Here is a list of knitting abbreviations and instructions in common usage. Everyone seems to have a slight variation on the standard shorthand but this should cover most knitting abbreviations used in knitting stitches and patterns. Most of the abbreviations are pretty obvious, but some are a little less so. For example, the ssk knitting … Read More