When you first start working with knitting patterns, you’ll notice that they seem to be written in a completely different language. What, after all, does “*K1, p1; rep from *” mean? All of these seemingly cryptic strings of letters, numbers and symbols are part of a system of knitting terminology that help save space in patterns and make instructions less tedious to read. Here we list and describe the most common terms you’ll run across.
Click here to download the Techniques & Abbreviations pages as seen in Vogue Knitting magazine. [PDF 495K]