Right & Wrong Side (RS vs WS): Knitting Lessons for Beginners


The Right and Wrong Side of Knitting Hi, Guys, I’m Kristen and Welcome to Studio
Knit! It’s Knitting Lesson Monday and I receive
a lot of great knitting technique & terminology questions from subscribers like you, like
“What’s the difference between the Right and Wrong side of knitting?” You will see
this often mentioned in Knitting Patterns, with the abbreviation RS for Right Side & WS
for Wrong Side. For some knit swatches, like this garter stitch
in all one color, the RIGHT and WRONG side is totally the same, since the same knit stitch
on both sides of the work. But you’ll see that once we change colors, the RIGHT and
WRONG side start to become obvious, with this as the Wrong Side. You can think of the Wrong
side as the Back Side of your work. Once we knit patterns, the RIGHT & WRONG side
become even more obvious. Like, this Honeycomb stitch. The Right Side is the intended pattern
on the front and the Wrong Side is the backside. On this color worked Fleur de Lys Stitch the
Right Side versus the Wrong Side is totally obvious. For a garment, you can also think
of the Right side as as the public side and the Wrong side as the inside of your work. I hope this has helped you to understand a
very simple knitting terminology you’ll often see mentioned in knitting patterns. Thank You so much for watching Studio Knit.
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