Friday, July 15, 2011

Knitting Abbreviations

When you start reading knitting patterns, they look like another language. "K2tog, yo and p2." Huh? Written out it would be, "Knit 2 stitches together, yarn over and purl 2 stitches. To save time and paper, pattern designers and publishers began abbreviating popular knitting terms. These abbreviations tend to be universal. Don't be apprehensive, the more you knit and read knitting patterns, the more comfortable you'll be with these abbreviations. Most knitting patterns have the terms written out at the end of the pattern, but if not you should be able to find them right here!
  • beg - beginning or begin
  • bet - between
  • BO - bind off
  • CO - cast on
  • cont - continue
  • cc - contrast  color
  • dec - decrease(s)
  • dpn - double pointed needles
  • est patt - established pattern
  • foll - following
  • g - gram(s)
  • inc - increase(s)
  • k - knit
  • k2tog - knit two stitches together (decrease)
  • kf&b - knit in front and back of the same stitch (increase)
  • M1 - make one (increase)
  • p - purl
  • p2tog - purl two stitches together (decrease)
  • pf&b - purl in front and back of the same stitch (increase)
  • pm - place marker(s)
  • psso - pass slipped stitch over just knitted stitch
  • p2sso - pass 2 slipped stitches over just knitted stitch
  • rem - remaining
  • rep - repeat
  • rev st st - reverse stockinette stitch
  • rnd(s) - round(s)
  • RS - right side
  • sl - slip (slip stitch as if to purl)
  • sl st - slipped stitch
  • ssk - slip two stitches as if  to knit, then knit these two stitches together through back loops (decrease)
  • st(s) - stitch(es)
  • tbl - through back loop
  • tog - together
  • WS - wrong side
  • yo - yarn over

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