What does YM mean in a knitting pattern?

What are the abbreviations for knitting?

Knit Abbreviations

Abbreviation Description
Sl1K Slip next stitch knitwise
Sl1P Slip next stitch purlwise
ssk Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
st st stockinette stitch

What does every alternate row mean in knitting?

Welcome! Alternate means every other row. When you have to bind off stitches, you can’t do that at the end of a row, so you have to do it at the beginning of rows.

What does STS in knitting mean?

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 is PM in knitting abbreviations?

Place Marker (pm)

Well, when the pattern calls for this, you’d simply place a stitch marker on the right needle after the last worked stitch. As you continue to knit, you will come across this marker on every row or round thereafter.

What is ALT in knitting?

alt: Alternate – worked on every other row or stitch. beg: Begin or beginning – to start as specified or position to be worked at or from, measured from or marked. cont: Continue – carry on working. dec: Decrease or decreasing – by working 2 or more stitches together.

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What does Foll 3 alt rows mean?

foll alt row = following alternating row. This means that after the increase row you increase on every other row beginning with the second row after the first increase row. So in this case, since you increased on row 3, you will then increase on row 5 next.

What does knit 2 rounds even mean?

It means to knit without making increases or decreases – you’re keeping the stitch count `even’ or same as it was.