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Knitting Abbreviations

Knitting Abbreviations


alt                               alternate

beg                             beginning

bo                               bind off (USA)

c or cc                          contrasting colour

co                                cast on or cast off

cm                               centimetres

cn                                cable needle

cont                             continue

dec                              decrease

dpn                              double pointed needles

foll                               following

g-st                              garter stitch (knit all rows)

inc                                increase

k or K                            knit

k1, s1, psso                   knit one, slip one, pass slipped stitch over

k2tog                            knit two together

k2tog tbl                        knit two together through back loop

m or mc                         main colour

m1                                make one

p or P                            purl

p2tog                            purl two together

p2tog tbl                        purl two together through back loop

patt                               pattern

pm                                place marker

psso                              pass slipped stitch over

rem                               remaining

rep                                repeat

reversed st-st                 reversed stocking stitch

rs                                   right side

rnd                                 round

s1                                  slip one stitch knitways

ssk                                slip one, slip one, knit two together

sl                                   slip

sl 1, k1, psso                  slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over

st(s)                              stitch(es)

st-st                              stocking stitch (knit row/purl row)

tbl                                 through back of loop(s)

tog                               together

ws                                wrong side

wyib                             with yarn in back

wyif                              with yarn in front

yfon                              yarn forward over needle

yfrn                               yarn forward and round needle

yo                                 yarn over

yon                               yarn over needle

yrn                                yarn round needle