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I need help with a knitting abbreviation

I am knitting a lacy patterned dishcloth for my Mother. There is a term that I can't find anywhere online. I see it, but I don't see what it means.
k2top
What does that mean?

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OnAJourney_4Him

Asked by OnAJourney_4Him at 8:22 PM on Mar. 14, 2013 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Is it a typo maybe? I've seen it as k2tog - meaning knit 2 together.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 8:36 PM on Mar. 14, 2013

  • I think Ginger may be correct. I looked online also and can't find the term. I thought it might be knit two together then purl, but I think typo is more probable. Look through the pattern to see if the term appears again, or if K2tog appears in similar work in the pattern.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:58 PM on Mar. 14, 2013

  • I thought it was a typo as well. But, after googling it, I found a couple of patterns using this abbreviation and a blog post with this abbreviation in the post title. And every pattern I find it in, is a lacy pattern.
    OnAJourney_4Him

    Comment by OnAJourney_4Him (original poster) at 9:41 PM on Mar. 14, 2013

  • I'll ask my SIL, but you could contact the company that makes the pattern or contact a knitter on Pinterest who you can chat with
    silverthreads

    Answer by silverthreads at 8:48 AM on Mar. 15, 2013

  • Sorry, I couldn't help either...my SIL has not heard of that term
    silverthreads

    Answer by silverthreads at 2:40 PM on Mar. 15, 2013

  • google?
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 5:00 PM on Mar. 16, 2013

  • Are you using a pattern that was originally written in another language and translated to English? Check on DROPS - they specialize in multi-lingual patterns.  It may be a non-English abbreviation that didn't translate correctly, or else it's a typo for k2tog.

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:32 PM on Mar. 17, 2013

  • I agree that it must me k2tog - which is also used in a lot of lace patterns. Usually if you google the exact term, it'll come up with something. If not, might be a typo.
    AdensMama0308

    Answer by AdensMama0308 at 7:36 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

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