Your question: How do you read knitting diagrams?

What does no stitch mean on a knitting chart?

The squares that are not required in a particular row are “no stitch” squares. They are usually filled with a darker color than the rest of the chart, and can be ignored as you work the row.

What does set up round in knitting mean?

Set up round: [k9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14), k2tog, PM] around. This means you are knitting 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) stitches then knitting 2 stitches together, then placing a marker. Tip: these markers should be a different colour from the beginning of round marker to avoid confusion.

How do you keep patterns when decreasing?

For a decrease, always consider which stitch ends up on top. (Hint: in a decrease, whatever stitch our needle enters first ends up on top.) A p2tog is all well and good to turn two purls into one purl, but it doesn’t looks so great when you have a purl overlapping a knit.

What are the abbreviations for knitting?

Knitting Abbreviations Explained

Knitting Abbreviation Explanation
kb knit stitch in row below English or Continental (Infrequently used for knit through the back loop; see K tbl)
kll knit left loop. An increase
krl knit right loop. An increase
kwise knitwise. Insert right needle into the stitch as if to knit it
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