What does end with WS (wrong side) mean?
What does ending on RS (riight side)?
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Hello Lynn,

WS and RS are very common abbreviations used in knitting. When you are knitting, one side of your work is considered your 'right side', which is the side of your work that people will see, where as the 'wrong side', is what people will not see. Take for example a shirt with a cool design on the front. That cool design is printed on the 'right side'of the shirt. Now, if you turn the shirt inside out, you no longer see the design, because you are looking at the 'wrong side' of the shirt.

By labeling one side as right and the other side as wrong in knitting, we understand what side our patterns or color changes need to be on.

I hope this information helps.


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