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Knitting Abbreviations

knitting abbreviations

Knitting Abbreviations Glossary (Tips & Techniques)

 

Abbreviation

Description

Inch(es)

( )

Work instruction between parentheses in the place directed

[ ]

Work instruction between the brackets, as many times directed

*

Repeat instruction following the asterisk as advised

**

Repeat instruction between the asterisks as directed

Alt

Alternate

Approx

Approximately

Beg

Begin(ning)

Bet

Between

BO

Bind off

CA

Colour A

CB

Colour B

CC

Contrasting Colour

CDD

Centered Double Decrease

CH

Chain (using crochet hook)

CM

Centimetre

CN

Cable Needle

CO

Cast pm

Cont

Continue 

Cross 2 L

Cross 2 stitches to the left (to work a cable)

Cross 2 R

Cross 2 stitches to the right (to work a cable)

DC

Double crochet

Dec (S)

Decrease(s)

DK

Double knitting weight yarn

Dpn/dp

Double pointed needles

EON

End of needle

EOR

End of row

FC

Front cross (in working a cable)

Fl

Front Loop(s)

Foll

Follow

G

Gram

G st

Garter Stitch

Grp

Group

Hdc

Half double crochet

Hk

Hook

In(s)

Inch(es)

Inc(s)

Increase(s)

Incl

Including

Incl

Inclusive

K

Knit

K tbl/ K1 tbl

Knit stitch through the back loop

K-b

Knit stitch in the row below

K-wise

Knit-wise

K1 f2b /kfb

Knit 1 stitch in the front, then in the back (also bar increase)

K2tog

Knit 2 stitches together

K2tog tbl

Knit 2 stitches through the back loop

Kll

Knit left loop

Krl

Knit right loop

Lc

Left cross (to work a cable)

Lh

Left hand

Lp(s)

Loop(s)

Lt

Left twist

M

Meter(s)

M1

Make 1 (increase)

M1a

Make 1 away

M1r

Make 1 back (right)

M1t

Make 1 towards

Mb

Make Bobble

Mc

Main colour

MM

Millimetre(s)

M st

Moss Row

No

Number

Oz

Ounce(s)

P

Purl

P tbl/p1 tbl

Purl through the back loop

P-B

Purl stitch in the row below

P-wise

Purl wise

P1 f2b/ pfb

Purl the front of a stitch and then the back of the same stitch

P2tog

Purl 2 together

P2tog tbl

Purl 2 together through the back loops

Pat(s)/Patt(s)

Pattern(s)

Pm

Place marker

Pnso

Pass next stitch over

Pop

Popcorn stitch

Prev

Previous

Psso

Pass slip stitch over

Pu

Pick up stitches

Rem

Remaining

Rep

Repeat(s)

Rev st st

Reverse Stocking Stitch

Rh

Right hand

Rib

Ribbing(k1 p1 ribbing)

Rnd(s)

Round (s)

Rs

Right side

Rt

Right twist

Sc

Single Crochet

Sk

Skip

Sk2p

Slip 1, knit 2 tog, pass slip stitch over

Skp/Skpo

Slip, knit. Pass

S1/S

Slip a stitch

S1 st

Slip stitch

Sl1, k1, psso

Slip 1, knit 1, pass the stitch over

Sl1k

Slip a stitch knit wise

Sl1p/s1 1p-wise

Slip a stitch purl wise

Slip knot

An adjustable loop

Sp(s)

Space(s)

Ss

Slip stitch

Ssk

Slip,slip knit slipped stitches together

Ssp

Slip, slip, purl

Sssk

Slip,slip,slip, knit 3 slipped stitches

St(s)

Stitch(es)

St st

Stocking Stitch

Tbl

Through the back loop

Tog

Together

Won

Wool over needle

Wrn

Wool round needle

Ws

Wrong side

Wyib

With yarn in back

Wyif

With yarn in front

Yb/ydk

Yarn to the back

Yd(s)

Yard(s)

Yfon

Yarn forward and over the needle

Yfrn

Yarn forward and round the needle

Yfwd/Yf

Yarn forward

Yo

Yarn over

Yo2/Yo twice

Yarn over twice

Yrn

Yarn round needle

1BC

Slip one stitch to cable needle, hold in back. Knit 1 then purl from cable needle

2BC

Slip 1 stitch to cable needle, hold in back. Knit 2 then purl 1 from cable needle

2FC

Slip 2 stitches to the cable needle, hold in front, purl one and knit 2 from cable needle

C2B

Slip 2 stitches to the cable needle and hold in back. Knit 2 stitches and then knit 2 from the cable needle

C2F

Slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in back. Knit next 2 stitches and knit 2 from cable needle.