Knitting & Crocheting Glossary: R
rayon: A synthetically produced textile fiber produced by pressing a cellulose solution through small holes and solidifying it into filaments.
rem: A crocheting and knitting stitch pattern abbreviation for remains or remaining.
repeat; rep: A given stitch sequence or combination. Stitch patterns are based on stitch repeats and row repeats. A given stitch sequence repeats horizontally across a row. A series of rows of given stitch sequences repeats vertically. Together they make up a stitch pattern that makes the fabric smooth, bumpy, cabled, or striped.
RH needle: Right-hand needle; the knitting needle that you hold in your right hand.
rib: A crochet or knit stitch pattern that creates textured vertical stripes.
rip out: To undo knitted stitches by removing the loops from the needle and pulling the yarn to unravel the stitches.
ripple: A knitting stitch pattern in whcih purl stitches make wavy lines.
round; rnd: A single line of stitches crocheted or knitted in the round; abbreviated rnd.
row: A single line of stitches crocheted or knitted in a flat pattern.
RS: A crocheting and knitting stitch pattern abbreviation for right side, meaning the side that will be displayed when used/worn.
running thread: The horizontal strand of yarn that connects the first stitch on each needle when working a make 1 increase.