How do you read a round knitting pattern?

What are the symbols in knitting?

Knitting Chart Symbols

Abbreviation Description Wrong Side Desc
k1b knit in back loop of the stitch, resulting in a twisted stitch
k1-b K through back loop P through back loop
K1 tbl NS Stanfield: knit through back loop. Walker: no stitch
k1-b twisted knit stitch twisted purl stitch

What does no stitch mean on a knitting pattern?

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.

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.

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