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[Knitting] Knitting Slang

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Post time: 2016-1-26 02:30
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If I have put this in the wrong place please accept my apologies.


Ihave often come across term or abbreviations in knitting patterns that I don'tunderstand, a friend and I was talking about this some time ago. While she wassurfing the net as we all do for free knitting patterns or new techniques. Shecame across this. I thought I would share this information

and here are some more.


Cake:  Yarnwound into a cylindrical shape where both top and bottom are flat and there isa center yarn to pull out.
DPN: Double Pointed Needles
DS: Destash (sell or tradeunwanted yarn)
EOR: End Of Row or Every OtherRow
FLASHING: Similar topooling below, but more linear in design
FO: Finished Object
frog: To rip back (for thesound “rip it, rip it”) by removing the needles and undoing all your hardwork
frog pond: a storage place forknitted items waiting to be frogged
FSOT: For Sale or Trade
Gifted: The act of givingyarn/items to another for free
ISO: In Search Of
KAL: Knit ALong
KIP: Knit In Public
LYS: Local Yarn Store
muggle: non-knitter
OTN: On The Needles
PIF: Pay It Forward
Pooling: When one color in aVariegated yarn bunches together in an area.
Puddling: similar topooling, but more like a blotch.
RAK: Random Act of Kindness, asmall gift to a fellow knitter
SABLE: Stash Acquisition BeyondLife Expectancy
SEX: Stash EnhancementeXperience, aka buying yarn
Tink:
Tink is knit spelledbackwards.  To undo knit stitches by reversing the knitting motion,effectively un-knitting the stitch.
TOAD: Trashed Object Abandonedin Disgust
UFO: UnFinished Object (usuallyan abandoned or neglected WIP)
Vanilla: An easy, plainpattern.
WIP: Work In Progress
WPI: Wraps Per Inch (number oftimes yarn will wrap loosely around ruler or similar tool in one inch; morewraps indicates thinner yarn)
yarn barf: a big lump ofyarn that comes out of a new ball of yarn
Yarnie: independent dyer orspinner with a small business, lover of all that is yarn
I hope this was interesting and helpful.


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Post time: 2019-8-8 02:43
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That's a really good list.  I've been exposed to most of the terms, but some where new to me.  Thanks for posting this!

You might want to add to your list:
"Stash": It's all the yarn you have stored for future projects.  It could be a bag/bin or a whole room full of yarn (I wish).
"Design Feature": A 'mistake' in your knitting that no one will notice unless pointed out, or a mistake that looks good/ok/awful and you're not going to go back and fix.
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Post time: 2017-3-27 03:17
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Many thanks for sharing. This is very useful information, I have not heard much of it.
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Post time: 2018-6-21 22:52
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Nunca escuché muchas de estas palabras. ¡Gracias por publicar!
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Post time: 2017-5-23 06:17
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This should be helpful, makes patterns less intimidating
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Post time: 2017-8-27 22:17
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I hadn't heard of TOAD but am guilty of the action, lol!
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Post time: 2016-12-14 23:49
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I never heard many of these words. Thanks for posting!
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Post time: 2019-10-10 17:27
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Post time: 2019-9-14 15:22
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Thank you for this useful list of terms :-)
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Post time: 2016-8-12 10:12
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thanks, I have never heard of this slang
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Post time: 2019-9-27 12:46
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Funny and useful! Thanks a lot!
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Post time: 2016-1-26 03:24
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Thanks for sharing
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Post time: 2016-1-26 04:10
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Thanks for sharing
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Post time: 2016-1-26 04:49
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Gracias por compartir !!
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Post time: 2016-1-26 13:47
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nice work. thank you.
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Post time: 2016-1-27 02:53
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Thank you for sharing!
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Post time: 2016-8-3 05:05
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Very nice, thanks for sharing
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Post time: 2016-10-11 16:09
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Thanks for sharing.
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Post time: 2016-10-20 15:43
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i need this, thanks!
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