# You asked: How do you read a knitting pattern in brackets?

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Brackets are used to indicate a group of stitches that require a number of repeats. The number following the brackets will indicate how many times this repeat must be performed. For example, [K2, YO, K2tog] 3 times means you will knit two stitches, yarn over once, then knit two stitches together.

## How do you read a knitting pattern size?

Patterns that come in multiple sizes are typically written with the smallest size first and the other sizes in brackets or parentheses like S (M, L, XL). When reading the pattern, wherever the numbers differ between sizes, they will be listed in the same format, and you will keep track of your size based on that.

## What does K5 mean in knitting?

K5 means to knit 5 stitches. Each time you see a direction that Kx (K followed by a number) it means that you need to knit said number of stitches. The direction Px means to purl said number of stitches. For instance, *k3, p1* means to knit 3 stitches and purl one stitches.

## What does actual measurement mean on a knitting pattern?

This measurement consists of the suggested range of sizes or age for the pattern featured and the actual finished measurement of the design(s). Deciding which size to make can often create a dilemma. For example, you might see information similar to that given below on the pattern for a ladies’ cardigan.

## What do two asterisks mean in knitting?

Step 1 – knit the next two stitches. Step 2 – purl the next two stitches. The asterisks indicate that these two steps need to be repeated to the end of the row.

## What do brackets mean in knitting patterns?

Brackets [ ]

Brackets are used to indicate a group of stitches that require a number of repeats. The number following the brackets will indicate how many times this repeat must be performed. For example, [K2, YO, K2tog] 3 times means you will knit two stitches, yarn over once, then knit two stitches together.

Age 1-1.5 years.

## How do I choose a knitting pattern?

The best way is to find a similar cardigan or jumper in your wardrobe that you like the fit of. Then measure the chest width of the existing garment. Knit the size that is similar to the measurement you get, in the pattern. Don’t just measure your chest and go with what the pattern says.

## What is standard body measurements?

They are such as chest, waist, hips, inseam, thigh, upper arm, sleeve length, etc. Always use a fabric measuring tape, should not use a metal one, measuring tape is much more accurate then metal one. They’re given few measurements tips as follows- Standard Body Measurement of Male and Female.