What do * mean in knitting patterns?

What does an asterisk mean in a knitting pattern?

When you see an asterisk or *, it means you are to repeat something. For example: k3, *p1, k1; rep from *, k3. This means you would knit 3 stitches to begin. Then purl 1 and knit 1.

What does an * mean in knitting?

Terms & Common Measurements

Term Description
* repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* * repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat at specified locations
{ } work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

What does MK mean in a knitting pattern?

Purl stitches

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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 does UFO mean in knitting?

UFO. UnFinished Object. Not of the extraterrestrial kind , a knitting or crochet UFO is usually a WIP that you have temporarily or permanently abandoned or neglected. These are the projects that are semi-finished but haven’t been picked up in ages.

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What does k0 mean in knitting?

In patterns that include various sizes, zeros are sometimes necessary. For example, k0 (0,1) means if you are making the smallest or middle size, you would do nothing, and if you are making the largest size, you would k1.

What does ending on a purl row mean?

When a pattern says to ‘end on’ something it’s the last thing worked. To end on P row means you’ve just worked it.