# How do you read a knitting pattern chart?

## How do you read a knitting pattern chart?

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).

## How do you make a sense of knitting pattern?

The gauge of a pattern is indicated by a measurement, something like six stitches and 10 rows equals 4 inches in pattern stitch on size 13 needles. That means if you were to knit in whatever the pattern stitch is across six stitches and 10 rows, you should get a 4-inch square.

What does no stitch mean in a knitting pattern?

The squares that are not required in a particular row are “no stitch” squares. They are usually filled with a darker color than the rest of the chart, and can be ignored as you work the row.

### How do you read a knitting pattern with parentheses?

Parentheses are used to indicate a group of stitches that are to be worked together into a stitch, such as: “(K1, P1, K1) in next st.” That means you will work all of those stitches in one stitch, which makes a popcorn st.

### What does work in pattern mean in knitting?

Helpful knitting tips! Once the stitch or design repeat has been established, rather than continuously writing the same instructions over and over, the instructions may simply say, work in pattern.

What is no St in knitting?

Sometimes in knitting charts the stitch count changes from row to row. As a consequence some rows of the chart will have more columns than are necessary. The squares that are not required in a particular row are “no stitch” squares.

#### What does C mean in knitting?

CB: Colour B. CC: Contrasting colour. cdd: Centre double decrease. Slip 2 stitches together, knit one stitch, pass the slipped stitches over (together). cddp: Centre double decrease purl.