Translating Russian knitting chart symbols into English. Illustrated explanation of Russian knitting symbols. The text is in Russian but the illustrations are helpful in deciphering certain symbols! Original symbol instructions in Russian.
Knitting Abbreviations - even some seasoned knitters may not remember all of these!
Knitting increases serve a very practical function: to shape the fabric by adding new stitches. But beyond this practical function there is also a decorative element. An increase can either be so subtle as to be almost invisible, or it can be very obvious. Increases also have direction in that they lean either to the right or to the left. Here are a few of the most common types of knitting increases and how to use them!
You can make an increase in your knitting by working into the stitch on the needle. The Bar Increase (aka KFB or K1f&b) is almost always a left-leaning stitch, but you can make a mirror version. Learn how on the blog, and find tons of other knitting increases to try.
Really helps with that minor disconnect between line-by-line instructions and chart reading. Next time in doing a complex chart, would be handy to have this on the iPad as well! [Knitting Abbreviations Chart and what stitches they are.