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Following my patterns

This stylesheet is here to help you interpret my patterns.
Please note I am a very new designer, so if there’s anything that doesn’t make sense, just let me know!


Meridittle Makes patterns will start with an illustration showing some of the key features of the design. This will be followed by a short summary of what you can expect including difficulty level, notable techniques etc and any specific inspiration that helped form the pattern.

Technical information:

Sizes. I have moved to a letter-based sizing system for all patterns except my first two published (which will be updated soon!). This will be followed by a glossary of abbreviations and the gauge, needle, notion and yarn information.

Techniques section:

Here I’ll list anything fancier than a knit and purl, and usually link to handy video tutorials (either mine or someone else’s).


This will be split into sections, for example Toe, Foot, Heel, Leg and Cuff for a sock pattern. At the start of each section I’ll give some explanation of what to expect along with any useful video links.

After that, things are written simply and logically, and separated into each row or round.


R2 - [instep] K14 (15, 16, 17), sl 2 st, K14 (15, 16, 17), [sole] knit all


Other style notes:

  • Knit and Purl are written as whole words if not followed by a number, and only capitalised at the start of a sentence. When they are abbreviated (K/P) they are always in capitals.

  • Measurements: cm are rounded to the nearest 0.5cm and inches are to the nearest ¼ inch, written in superscript i.e. 7.5cm and 7½in. There is no space between the number and its measure.

  • Always write the word 'slip' as opposed to 'Sl' so as not to confuse the reader with Sl1 that can be difficult to scan depending on font choice.

  • First, second etc are always written as full words so as not to confuse with stitch counts.

  • [ ] is used to indicate which part of the garment you’re working on eg instep / sole.

  • Spelling is all in British English eg colour, organisation etc.


Some patterns may have a ‘special’ abbreviation which will be explained on a case-by-case basis, but the common abbreviations I use are below:

Beg        Beginning

CN         Cable needle

DS          Double Stitch (for German Short Rows)

g              Grams

GSR       German Short Row

K              Knit

K2Tog   Knit two together (decrease)

KbelK    Knit below, knit (increase)

Kfb         Knit front and back (increase)

M1L        Make one left (increase)

M1R       Make one right (increase)

P               Purl

P2tog     Purl two together (decrease)

Pfb          Purl front and back (increase)

SSK         Slip, slip, knit (decrease)

St             Stitch

Tbl          Through the back loop

Tog         Together

YO          Yarn over (increase)

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