What do asterisks mean in knitting patterns?
Asterisks. Asterisks indicate the beginning of a stitch sequence. Patterns often ask you to return to an asterisk in order to repeat the sequence until an indicated place in the pattern (often to the end of the row, round, or next marker, and sometimes to a certain number of stitches before that point) .
What does cf8 mean in knitting?
Well, have no fear, I’m here to help. In order to do a cable pattern you needle to make sure you have a cable needle or something to hold your stitches that are not in use. C8F means cable 8 front. To get started, knit all the way to the point where the pattern asks you to start the cable.
What does C5B mean in knitting?
C5B = Slip next 2 stitches onto a cable needle and leave at back of work.
What does purl 1 tbl mean?
(P TBL) means to purl through the back loop & (K TBL) means to knit through back loop! So, instead of knitting and purling through the front part of the loop as you normally would…you will just go through the back side of the loop! Easy peasy!
What does K6 mean in knitting?
Knitting Abbreviations Explained
For example, knit is abbreviated to K, and purl is abbreviated to P. The letters are often next to a number that will tell you how many stitches you should knit. For example, K6 means ‘knit 6 stitches’.
How do you read a bracket and parentheses in knitting?
Brackets are used to indicate a group of stitches that require a number of repeats. The number following the brackets will indicate how many times this repeat must be performed. For example, [K2, YO, K2tog] 3 times means you will knit two stitches, yarn over once, then knit two stitches together.
What does knit 2 together mean?
Knit two together is the most basic method of decreasing stitches. It makes a decrease that slants slightly to the right and is often abbreviated as K2Tog or k2tog in patterns. To “knit two together” is just like making a regular knit stitch, but you work through two stitches instead of just one.