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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Knitting Abbreviations

Knitting Abbreviations
beg    ~~~~~~~~~ begin
BO     ~~~~~~~~~ bind off
CC     ~~~~~~~~~ contrasting color
CO     ~~~~~~~~~ cast on, cast off
cm     ~~~~~~~~~ centimeter
cn     ~~~~~~~~~ cable needle
cont   ~~~~~~~~~ continue
dec    ~~~~~~~~~ decrease
dpn    ~~~~~~~~~ double pointed needles
inc    ~~~~~~~~~ increase
k or K ~~~~~~~~~ -knit
k1, s1, psso-~~~ knit one, slip one, pass slipped stitch over
k2tog, ~~~~~~~~~ knit 2 together
k2tog tbl-~~~~~~ knit 2 together through back loop
MC     ~~~~~~~~~ main color
M1     ~~~~~~~~~ make one
p or P ~~~~~~~~~ purl
p2tog  ~~~~~~~~~ purl 2 together
p2tog tb ~~~~~~~ purl 2 together through back loop
pat    ~~~~~~~~~ pattern
pm  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ place marker
psso  ~~~~~~~~~~ pass slip stitch over
rem  ~~~~~~~~~~~ remaining
rep  ~~~~~~~~~~~ repeat
RS  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ right side
rnd  ~~~~~~~~~~~ round
SSK  ~~~~~~~~~~~ slip 1, slip 1, knit two together
sl   ~~~~~~~~~~~ slip
s1, k1,psso ~~~~ slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped st over
st(s) ~~~~~~~~~~ stitch(es)
St st  ~~~~~~~~~ stockinette stitch, stocking stitch
tbl  ~~~~~~~~~~~ through back 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
*    ~~~~~~~~~~~ repeat instructions following or between asterisk as indicated
[ ]  ~~~~~~~~~~~ repeat instructions inside brackets as indicated

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