Knitting Abbreviations


beg begin(ning)
bet between
BH buttonholes
BO bind off
CC contrast color(s)
cn cable needle
CO cast on
dec decreas(e)(ed)(es)(ing)
dpn double pointed needle(s)
E(O)R every (other) row (rnd)
est established
inc increas(e)(ed)(es)(ing)
k knit(ing)(s)(ted)
k1-b k1 in back loop
k2tog knit 2 sts together
LH left hand
M marker
MC main color
meas measures
ndl needle
p purl(ed)(ing)(s)
p1-b p1 in back loop
patt pattern

pM place marker
rem remain(ing)
rep repeat
RH right hand
rnd round(s)
RS right side
rev St st reverse St st
sl slip
sM slip marker
ssk slip, slip, k2 tog
st(s) stich(es)
St st stockinette stitch
tbl through back loop
tog together
WS wrong side
wyib with yarn in back
wyif with yarn in front
yb yarn back
yf yarn forward
yo yarn over
* * repeat directions between asterisks
indicated number of times
[ ] repeat directions between brackets
indicated number of times

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