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ABBREVIATION DESCRIPTION ANDO Label 6 Label 7 Label 8 Label 9 Label 10 Label 11 Label 12
[ ] work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
( ) work instructions within parentheses in the place directed
* * repeate instructions following the asterisks as directed
* repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed
" inch(es)
alt alternate
approx approximately
beg begin/beginning
bet between
BO bind off
CA color A
CB color B
CC contrasting color
CDD The centered double decrease does not lean left or right and is perfectly centered. Slip 2 stitches together as if to knit, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitches over the stitch that was just knit
cm centimeter(s)
cn cable needle
CO cast on
cont continue
dec decrease/decreases/decreasing
dpn double pointed needle(s)
fl front loop(s)
foll follow/follows/following
g gram
inc increase/increases/increasing
k or K knit
k2tog Slants right. Knit 2 stitches together. Insert the right needle into the two stitches on the left needle knitwise. Knit these two stitches together at the same time
k f&b ork1 f&b This is also referred to as a bar increase. Knit into the front and back of the same stitch
kwise knitwise
LLI (knitwise) Left lifted (or raised) increase is performed on the knit side of St. st, and slants left. Knit the stitch that is just above the stitch that will be increased. Insert the left needle under the second knit stitch that is below the stitch that was just knit. Place this stitch onto the tip of the left needle and knit it through the back loop
LLI (purlwise) Left lifted (or raised) increase is performed on the purl side of St. st, and slants left. Purl the stitch that is just above the stitch that will be increased. Insert the left needle under the second purl stitch that is below the stitch that was just purled. Place this stitch onto the tip of the left needle and purl it
LH left hand
lp(s) loop(s)
m meter(s)
M1 make one stitch
M1R Make one stitch, leans right. Pick up the running st from back to front. Knit into the front of the running thread
M1L Make one stitch, leans left. If a pattern doesn’t specify M1L or M1R, use M1L. Pick up the running st from front to back. Knit the stitch through the back loop
MC main color
oz ounce(s)
p or P purl
pat(s) or patt pattern(s)
pm place marker
pop popcorn
p2tog Slants right (when viewed on the RS). Purl 2 stitches together. Insert the right needle into the two stitches on the left needle purlwise. Purl these two stitches together at the same time
p f&b orp1 f&b This is also referred to as a bar increase. Purl into the front and back of the same stitch
prev previous
psso pass,slipped stitch over the st(s) just knit (as in SKP)
pu pick up
pwise purlwise
rem remain/remaining
rep repeat(s)
rev St st reverse stockinette stitch
RH right hand
RLI (knitwise) Right lifted (or raised) increase performed on the knit side of St. st, and slants right. Insert the right needle under the stitch that is below the first stitch on the left needle. Place this stitch onto the tip of the left needle. Knit this stitch. Knit the next stitch that was above the stitch increased
RLI (purlwise) Right lifted (or raised) increase performed on the purl side of St. st, and slants right. Insert the tip of the right needle under the leg of the purl stitch that is below the stitch that is on the left needle. Lift this stitch onto the tip of the left needle and purl it through the back loop. Purl the next stitch
rnd(s) round(s)
RS right side
sk skip
skp Slants left. Slip 1 st knitwise, knit the next st, pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch - 1 st decreased
sk2p Slants left. Slip 1 st knitwise, knit 2 sts together, pass the slipped st over - 2 sts decreased
sl slip
sl1k Slip 1 st knitwise. Without working the stitch, place the right needle into the front of the stitch on the left needle as if to knit and slip it onto the right needle
sl1p Slip 1 st purlwise. Without working the stitch, slip the stitch from the left needle to the right needle from tip to tip
sl st slip stich(es)
ssk Slants left. Slip, 1 st knitwise, slip the next st knitwise, insert the left needle into the fronts of these two sts and knit them together through the back loops using the right needle – 1 st decreased
sssk Slants left. Slip1 st knitwise, slip the next st knitwise, slip the next st knitwise. Insert theneedle into the front of these sts and knit 3 stitches together through the back loops using the right needle – 2sts,decreased
ssp Slants left. Slip 1 st as if to knit, slip a second stitch as if to knit. Move both sts back to the left needle (from tip to tip). Insert the right needle into the two stitches through their back loops, p2tog - 1 st decreased
sssp Slants left. Slip 1 st knitwise, slip the next st knitwise, slip the next st knitwise. Move slipped sts back to the left needle (from tip to tip). Then purl the 3 sts together – 2 sts,decreased
st(s) stitch(es)
St st Stockinette stitch/stocking stitch
tbl through back loop
tog together
WS wrong side
wyib with yarn in back, as in Sl1 wyib
wyif with yarn in front as in SL1 wyif
yd(s) yard(s)
yfwd yarn forward
yo yarn over - performed between two knit stitches
yrn yarn around needle – used when working a yo on the purl side between two purl stitches
yon yarn over needle – used when working a yo after a purl st when the next st is a knit st
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