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Archive for May 3rd, 2011


Internet Abbreviations for Yarncrafters

May 3rd, 2011

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Yarncrafters have long used abbreviations as shorthand for different stitches and techniques. Now, crafters on the internet are using abbreviations for unique crocheting and knitting terms. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most popular terms.
WIP?
CAL: Crochet-along
CIP: Crocheting in public
DPN: Double-pointed needles
FO: Finished object (in other words, a completed knit or crochet project)
KAL: Knit-along
KIP: Knitting in public
LYS: Local yarn store
UFO: Unfinished project (usually set aside or difficult to find)
WIP: Work in progress

What other yarncrafting abbreviations have you seen online? Let us know in the comments!