What are knitting patterns called?

Are there patterns in knitting?

There are two basic forms of knitting patterns: Text patterns which use numerals and words (and usually abbreviations), and. Chart patterns which use symbols in a chart.

What is rib stitch?

Rib stitch is a textured vertical stripe stitch pattern and is created by alternating knit and purl stitches in the same row, then knitting the same stitch in the next row. This forms columns of knit and purl stitches, and is often used for cuffs or brims.

What does STS mean in knitting?

Sts generally means stitches. So it would be three stitches per inch to use your example. I think they have a knitting glossary on the site with different terms listed with the abbreviations.

What does INC mean in knitting?

inc (or dec) every other row: Increase or decrease on the (usually) right-side row, and then work the following row without increasing or decreasing. Then, on the next (usually) right-side row, work the increase or decrease again.

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