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Knitting Abbreviations

Abbrev
Description
0
No stitches, times or rows
0
No stitches, times or rows for that size
Alt
Alternate
Approx
Approximately
Beg
Beginning
Bet
Between
Circ
Circular needles
Cm
Centimetres
Cn
Cable needle
Cont
Continue
Dec
Decrease
Dpn
Double pointed needles
Foll
Following
Inc
Increase
K
Knit
Kfb
Knit into front and back of next stitch
K2tog
Knit 2 together
Kwise
Knitwise
Lp
Loop
M1
Make one stitch by picking up the horizontal loop before the next stitch and knitting into the back of it
M1p
Make one stitch by picking up the horizontal loop before the next stitch and purling into the back of it
Meas
Measure
mm
Milimetres
N1(2,3)
Needle 1,(2, or 3)
P
Purl
Pm
Place Marker
P2tog
Purl 2 stitches together
Prev
Previous
Psso
Pass slipped stich over
Pwise
Purlwise
Rem
Remaining
Rep
Repeat
Rev st st
Reverse stocking stitch
Rs
Right side
Skpo
Slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over
Sl 1
Slip one stitch
Ssp
One by one, slip the next 2 stitches knitwise.  Put your left needle through the front loops of both slipped stitches and knit them together.
St(s)
Stitch, stitches
St St
Stocking stitch = Right side knit the row, wrong side purl the row
Tbl
Through back loop
Ws
Wrong side
Wyib
With yarn in back
Wyif
With yarn in front
Yb
Yarn back
Yf
Yarn froward
Yon
Yarn over needle (between a purl and knit stitch)
Yrn
Yarn round needle
*
Repeat the instructions between the asterisks as often as instructed
( )
Work instructions inside the brackets as many times as instructed.