FAQ: How To Read A Knitting Chart Pattern Repeat?

How do you read a knitting grid pattern?

Charts for flat knitting are read in the same direction you would knit your work: starting from the bottom and reading from Right to Left (←) on RS rows (usually the odd-numbered rows) and from Left to Right (→) on WS rows (usually the even-numbered rows).

Which way do you read knitting charts?

Think of a knitting chart as a visual representation of your project shown from the front side. Each square represents one stitch. Charts are typically read from the bottom up, and the row/round numbers on the side will tell you exactly where to begin. (Usually, it’s in the lower right hand corner.)

What is a pattern repeat in knitting?

If you’re working a stitch pattern such as ribbing, you work the same combination of stitches— knit 1, purl 1, for example—many times across the row. Instructions that are repeated are termed “ repeats,” and to simplify instructions and save (lots and lots of) space, knitting patterns use special notation for them.

What does no stitch mean on a knitting chart?

A no stitch box means “there’s no st on your needles here”, so you skip that box and go on to the next one that has an action in it. Skip over the no stitch boxes and proceed to the next box. Work the next stitches as indicated by the box after the no stitch boxes. Follow the chart from there on.

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What does Alt rows mean in knitting?

Welcome! Alternate means every other row. When you have to bind off stitches, you can’t do that at the end of a row, so you have to do it at the beginning of rows.

How does gauge work in knitting?

This means that if you knit 10 stitches for 14 rows in stockinette stitch, these stitches should measure 4 inches in width and height. This piece of knitting is called a gauge swatch. If your gauge swatch matches the gauge of your pattern, then you’ve achieved the correct gauge (or, tension) that your pattern requires.

Which sign is used for stitch?

RS = Right side. st = Stitch.

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