You'll notice that there is no reference section for abbreviations in Knit it Now.

One goal when designing the application was to do away with the "knit-speak" cryptic abbreviations that confuse new knitters.  (PSSO???) So many times I've heard "I'd love to learn to knit, but I can't read the patterns".

I know that print publications have space limitations and in the old days, girls were taught to knit in school and were taught the code ... but neither of these things apply to online patterns. (Our patterns can be long, but you don't have to print all the pages! Here's a printing tip)

Looking at older machine knitting patterns, I swear they created abbreviations like KWK (knit, wrap, knit) because they were typing on a typewriter.

So in our patterns you won't see k2tog - we call 'em like we see 'em! Knit 2 together!


Posted by Sue Jalowiec on 11/19/2009 at 3:31 PM | Categories: Machine Knitting Patterns -


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