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What does the little cross or ‘t’ mean in knitting?

February 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Instructions for Knitting

I saw it in my knitting instructions and would like to know what it means

If you are knitting from a chart than usually the cross is a knit stitch and the minus sign is a purl.

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  • 1 PrairieDog // Feb 21, 2010 at

    add a stich
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  • 2 Roxi // Feb 21, 2010 at

    ‘sorry, I knit a lot but a lot but I’m not sure what you mean. Can you maybe scan and upload the symbol?
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  • 3 pstiff48 // Feb 21, 2010 at

    If you are knitting from a chart than usually the cross is a knit stitch and the minus sign is a purl.
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  • 4 mickiinpodunk // Feb 21, 2010 at

    *t* can mean several different things, depending on the designer (there is very little standardization of knitting symbols). Your pattern should have a stitch legend somewhere that should define it. I’ve never seen it used as a knit stitch indicator in a chart, usually a knit stitch in a chart is indicated by a box with no symbol in it. *t* usually means a twisted stitch in single stitch cable crosses made by kntting into the back of a stitch as in *through the back loop*, but can also be a shorthand for together as well.
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    I have been knitting for 53 years.

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