May 3rd, 2011
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.
CIP: Crocheting in public
DPN: Double-pointed needles
FO: Finished object (in other words, a completed knit or crochet project)
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!