This file is a chart of the common knitting chart symbols you may see in your patterns. This chart is produced by the Craft and Yarn Council.
Stitch charts in knit and crochet patterns are being used more and more as an
addition to or in place of words to describe a pattern stitch. Following are the
standardized knit symbols that have been adopted by members of the Craft Yarn
Council and are considered to be the clearest and easiest to render and to read.
For the most part each symbol represents a stitch as it looks on the right side of
the work. Always refer to the pattern key for additional symbol definitions.
This is a complete guide for knitting and crochet that has been put together by the Craft Yarn Council. It contains everything you would ever need, such as stitch definitions, yarn weights, clothing measurements, etc.
The publishers, fiber, needle and hook manufacturers and yarn members of the Craft Yarn Council have worked together to set up a series of guidelines and symbols to bring uniformity to yarn, needle and hook labeling and to patterns, whether they appear in books, magazines, leaflets or on yarn labels. Our goal is to make it easier for industry manufacturers, publishers and designers to prepare consumer-friendly products and for consumers to select the right materials for a project and complete it successfully.