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Abbreviation

Definition* 

 

*UK terminology/spelling in italics, where different to US

alt

alternate

approx

approximately

beg

begin/beginning

bet

between

BO

bind off (cast off)

CA

color A (colour A)

CB

color B (colour B)

CC

contrasting color (contrasting colour)

cm

centimeter(s) (centimetre(s))

cn

cable needle

CO

cast on

cont

continue/continuing

dec

decrease/decreases/decreasing

DK

double knit(ting)

dpn

double pointed needle(s)

est

established

EOR

every other row

foll

follow/follows/following

g

gram(s) (gram(mes))

gst

garter stitch

in

inch(es)

inc

increase/increases/increasing

k

knit

k2tog

knit 2 stitches together

kfb

knit into front and then back of stitch

kwise

knitwise

LH

left hand

m

meter(s) (metre(s))

m1

make one stitch (knit)

m1-p

make one stitch (purl)

MC

main color (main colour)

mm 

millimeter(s) (millimetre(s))

opp

opposite

oz

ounce(s)

p

purl

patt

pattern(s)

pk

purl then knit into stitch

pm

place marker

p2tog

purl 2 stitches together

pfb

purl into front and then back of stitch

prev

previous

psso

pass slipped stitch over

pwise

purlwise

rem

remain/remaining

rep

repeat(s)/repeating

rev St st

reverse stockinette stitch (reversed stocking stitch)

RH

right hand

rnd(s)

round(s)

RS

right side

skp/skpo

slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped stitch over

sk2p/sk2togpo

slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over the knit 2 together stitches

sl

slip

sl1

slip 1 stitch

sl1k

slip 1 stitch knitwise

sl1p

slip 1 stitch purlwise

st(s)

stitch(es)

st st

stockinette stitch (stocking stitch)

tbl

through back of loop(s)

tog

together

w&t

wrap and turn

WR

wrap row (wrapped stitches are picked up)

WS

wrong side

wyib

with yarn in back

wyif

with yarn in front

yb

yarn back

yd(s)

yard(s)

yfwd/yf

yarn forward

yrn

yarn around needle

yon

yarn over needle

 


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