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« on: July 27, 2007 09:31:48 AM »

Okay, I see all these different "acronyms" everywhere in patterns and online. What do they mean? For example, I've seen W&T, RS row, WS row, etc. Is there maybe a knitting "dictionary" as to what all these mean? Can someone help? Thanks in advance for your time!


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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007 09:37:35 AM »

I swear, there used to be a "knitting abbreviations" thread here somewhere, but I can't find it now.

Most patterns should explain the abbreviations they use at the beginning or end of the pattern, or have some index in the book/website.

Here's one website I found for general stuff:  http://www.yarnstandards.com/knit.html

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007 09:40:48 AM »

Thank you! This will help A LOT in my quest to make socks. ^^

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007 10:45:02 AM »

W&T = wrap and turn - what you do when knitting short rows.
RS = right side - the `outside' of your work; for example the knit side in stockinette.
WS = wrong side - the `inside' of your piece; purl side in stockinette.

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007 11:19:00 AM »

I believe that this subject was covered in the old knitting FAQ, to which you can still get via the "where did all the stickies go" thread.

Strike that, I didn't combine the FAQ into the common topics thread.  It's still there stickied to the top of the page.
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