View Full Version : Knitting patterns are most likely Greek.....

02-13-2006, 01:02 AM
I have and endless amount of finished and unfinished scarves. Just when i work up the courage to try a bag, i realized that its written in Greek! Apart from my ranting, I really need advice......what does 'pat' mean? Im not sure im using it in the right context, but its close enough....

02-13-2006, 01:54 AM
My best guess is that "pat" means pattern (pattern of rows of stitches), but without knowing what the wording actually is, that's just a best guess.

02-13-2006, 01:59 AM
Any question I've had about a pattern has been answered here:


Love, love, love this site! :D

02-13-2006, 08:46 AM
Knitting patterns do have their own language, but between the link to the abbreviations and the people here, nothing is out of reach!

02-13-2006, 07:50 PM
well now i feel insanely stupid for not figuring THAT out.....but i have dilligently read over the pattern, and realized i have another question.... how do you slip a stitch? What does that mean? I think its just to changed the size......but then considering that i didnt know what pat meant, im probably wrong.

02-13-2006, 08:00 PM
Slipping a stitch is just moving a loop from your left needle to your right needle without knitting into it. Check out the videos for "sl1k aka sl 1 k-wise" and "sl1p aka sl 1 p-wise" here on the site at http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/abbreviations_explained/

Videos for any instruction you find in the pattern should be there. Enjoy!