What does NS mean in knitting?

What are the symbols in knitting?

Knitting Chart Symbols

Abbreviation Description Wrong Side Desc
k1b knit in back loop of the stitch, resulting in a twisted stitch
k1-b K through back loop P through back loop
K1 tbl NS Stanfield: knit through back loop. Walker: no stitch
k1-b twisted knit stitch twisted purl stitch

What does it mean in knitting when it says no stitch?

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 are the abbreviations in knitting?

Knitting Abbreviations Explained

Knitting Abbreviation Explanation
kb knit stitch in row below English or Continental (Infrequently used for knit through the back loop; see K tbl)
kll knit left loop. An increase
krl knit right loop. An increase
kwise knitwise. Insert right needle into the stitch as if to knit it

What is a placeholder in knitting?

A chart including No Stitches. In this chart, the first two rows have three knit stitches, separated by two no stitches, represented by grey boxes. When you get to the no stitch while knitting, you just ignore it. It’s a placeholder, not a real stitch.

Does knitting lace use less yarn?

After thinking of my experience and browsing through knittingparadise.com I can say that it depends on the lace stitch pattern, but most of the time you will actually need less yarn. It might feel this way because of larger needles and blocking, but “yarn over”s really take a bit less than other stitches.

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What does M stand for in knitting?

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Abbreviation Description
m marker
M1 or M1K make one stitch knitwise; single knit increase
M1R make one right; single right-leaning knit increase
M1L make one left; single left-leaning knit increase