How do you read a parenthesis in knitting?

What do two asterisks mean in knitting?

Usually you work the stitches between the asterisks a given number of times and then work the double asterisks. Sometimes the double asterisks indicate an area on the back that is repeated on the front of say a sweater.

What does R mean in knitting?

RS: Right side, meaning the right side of the fabric (the side meant to be shown on the outside). RT: Right twist, to twist two strands of yarn and cross stitches.

What is a CDD in knitting?

The CDD (centered double decrease) is a basic decrease that you should know how to perform. It’s used in A TON of knitting patterns – raglans and lace knitting are just two examples. The basics are simple – this stitch decreases by two stitches – one on either side of the center stitch.

What is a cable row in knitting?

Counting Rows in Cable Knits

Place the tip of your needle at the hole in your cable (where it twists). That is your cable row. From there you can count rows up or down. Often the stitches of a cross row are extended slightly as they’re stretched into their new position.

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