How to Read Patterns & Abbreviations in Knitting?

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You can read patterns and abbreviations in knitting by first learning the meanings of the abbreviations. Some basic knitting abbreviations include K for knit stitch. Use a popular website to become familiar with the terms such as Craft Yarn Council. Knitting patterns can be read once you understand these abbreviations. For example, CO 12 sts means that you should make a slip knot followed by 11 more stitches.
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1. Find the symbol key in the pattern and look up the word meaning for each symbol in the glossary. 2. Write them down on the paper. 3. Read the pattern as one would read this article
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It means "place marker"
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M means 'marker' This is normally a small circle of plastic or metal or contrast yarn (I use paper clips or safety pins) hooked on the needle between specific stitches. For example,
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Basically what the yfwd does is creates a new stitch. Just pretend that the yarn is in the back and knit the next stitches as requested. What you are doing is creating an open-work
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