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02-28-2007, 09:22 PM
I am working on a hat using a pattern from the 1970s, and I've come across some abbreviations I don't understand. Can anyone explain how to "TF 2" or "TB 2"?
02-28-2007, 09:38 PM
:?? Maybe it's a variation of "tbl" (through the back loop) and "tfl" (through the front loop)?? So I'm thinking "TF 2" means "through the front loop twice. :??
Are you sure you have the whole pattern? Patterns usually have a abbreviation key. :thinking:
02-28-2007, 10:05 PM
Thanks for the reply. I do have the complete pattern--it's in a booklet from Bernat, which includes descriptions of every abbreviation except these--go figure. The TFs and TBs occur around some cables--I'm new to cabling, so maybe it's something obvious I just don't know about . . .
02-28-2007, 10:12 PM
Oh ... :thinking: Maybe it means "Twist Front" and "Twist Back"? The videos for cables are here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/). I know that putting the cn in the front of the work VS the back of the work will make your cable twist backward or forward, but I can't remember which is which. :oops: But I think Amy's notes which is which in the video. :mrgreen: :teehee:
02-28-2007, 11:04 PM
My first thought was Twist Front and Twist Back.
03-01-2007, 10:01 AM
A co-worker found a great source of abbreviations at www.knittingfool.com. It gives a good description of both "twist front" and "twist back".
Thanks for your replies.