Knitting & Crocheting Glossary: W
weave: To work the remaining bit of yarn into already-created stitches to hide the tail.
weight: The thickness of a yarn.
welt: An ancient name for a knitted horizontal stripe.
wet block: Getting a piece of knitting or crochetwork completely wet in a sink or basin of water before laying it out to shape it.
whipstitch: A stitch used to join crocheted rows of short stitches, such as single crochet, worked with a tapestry or sewing needle and yarn or thread.
winder: A machine with a crank that turns a spindle, which can wind and unwind a skein of yarn attached to the winder.
wool: Yarn spun from the fibers of sheep, goat, llama, or other animal hair.
wooly board: An adjustable wooden frame with arms that you can dress with your wet, knitted or crocheted garment to block that garment.
work across: Crochet a designated stitch or stitches across the whole length of a row.
worsted: A smooth, firmly twisted thread or yarn made from long-staple wool combed to make the fibers lie in the same direction.
WS: A crocheting and knitting stitch pattern abbreviation for wrong side, meaning the side that will be hidden when used/worn.