Your question: How do knitting patterns work?

Is it hard to follow a knitting pattern?

Luckily it’s not that difficult to learn how to read a knitting pattern to set yourself up for success and limit your frustration. It’s a great idea to read through knitting patterns first before you decide if you want to knit them, and this guide will take you through what you can expect to find.

How do you read a knitting pattern increase?

Increase: Yarn Over.

This simple increase is the basis, along with decreases, of all lace work. Wrap the yarn around the right needle once and then continue knitting. When you work the next row (knit or purl) into the wrap as if it is a stitch a small hole is created.

What does work in pattern mean in knitting?

Helpful knitting tips! Once the stitch or design repeat has been established, rather than continuously writing the same instructions over and over, the instructions may simply say, work in pattern.

What does no stitch mean in 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.

Does slip stitch count as a stitch?

When counting your chain stitches at the start of a pattern—which you must do very carefully before continuing—note that the loop on the crochet hook is never counted as a stitch and the starting slip knot is never counted as a stitch.

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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.

Does slip knot count as first stitch?

In knitting, the slip knot counts as the first stitch of the cast on. That means that by tying a slipknot, you’ve cast on your first stitch!