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Knitting patterns use a standard set of abbreviations that all knitters need to know.

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The wrong side of the work is indicated by the abbreviation "ws." For most knitting, the knitter must stay aware of the right and wrong sides of the work when changing colors and working ...

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Rs means "right side" of the knitting. While some knitting patterns are reversible, many have a right and wrong side. Knitters often mark the right side of the work with a pin or marker ...

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Beginning is abbreviated "beg" in patterns for knitting. An example of use of this term is: beg chart 1. This means to refer to a chart provided in the pattern and work it.

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With yarn in back is abbreviated wyib. For example, stitches are almost always slipped with the yarn in back of the work. In working special pattern stitches, the yarn may be moved back and forward ...

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With yarn in front is abbreviated wyif. When wrapping stitches for short rows or making special pattern stitches, instructions may tell you to hold the yarn in front of the work at a time it would ...

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Inc is short for increase in a knitting pattern. To increase the number of stitches, a knitter may work into both the front and back of a stitch, make loops between stitches, or cast on stitches at ...

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Dec is the abbreviation for decrease in knitting. Decreases are worked by knitting or purling more than one stitch at a time and/or passing stitches over another stitch and off the needles (as in a ...

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