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Internet Abbreviations for Yarncrafters

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.
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!

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  • Jenn

    FUPpie - Finished Unfinished Project (mostly in cross stitch, the stitching is done but the mounting/framing/final assembly isn't)
    SABLE - Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
    BAP - Big A$$ed Project

  • Bunnygjh

    PIGS - Project In Grocery Sack
    Frogging - undoing stitches, because you "rip it, rip it, rip it"

  • Sandra Fiegi

    SEX = Stash Enhancement eXercise

  • mommyto3


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  • SturJen

    KIP also means Knitting in Progress. And believe me, I've got a lot of KIPs here!

  • Marymajerski

    SMPSLT............So Many Projects, So Little Time..........haha

  • Vrcaton

    TINK - knit backwards (pick out the knitting one stitch at a time as opposed to Frogging it ..)

  • Patricia Morris

    SABLE - Stash Available Beyond Life Expectancy.

  • Hunylovly

    WHTTP what happend to the pattern ;(p

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