- BUFO - Boring UnFinished Object. Also see UFO.
- DPs, or DPNs - double points, also known as double-pointed needles
- FO - Finished Object. The goal of every knitter! This indicates a fully completed knitting project.
- Frog - To rip out the stitches in your knitted fabric, either part of the way or all the way back to the beginning. (Say it out loud for the full effect: “Rip it! Rip it!” Now you know why we talk about “frogging,” “visiting the frog pond,” etc.) For a related term, also see tink.
- KIP - Knit in Public.
- KAL - Knit-Along. This is an event when people are working on the same pattern at the same time; can be in person or, more commonly, online.
- LYS - Local Yarn Store
- LYSO - Local Yarn Store Owner
- OTN - On the needles (refers to a knitting project currently underway)
- SnB - Any of the “Stitch ‘N Bitch” books by Debbie Stoller; also may be part of the name of a local knitting group.
- Stash - Your personal cache of yarn.
- Stitches - Well, of course there are the stitches of whatever you are knitting. But “Stitches” is also a major U.S. knitting conference organized by Knitter’s Magazine.
- Tink - To carefully unknit your fabric, stitch by stitch. Tink = “knit” spelled backwards. For a related term, also see frog.
- TKGA - The Knitting Guild of America
- UFO - UnFinished Object. Just one of the items in your “I’ll get to that someday” knitting pile. For a related term, also see BUFO.
- WIP - Work in progress.
25 September 2007
Knit Blogging Glossary
Here are a few helpful terms (borrowed from http://www.loopyknits.com/glossary/):