Abbreviation    Definition

beg begin(ning)

bind off aka cast off

BO   bind off aka cast off

CO   cast on

C2B   sl1 st to cable needle and hold at back, k1, k1 st from the cable needle

C2B[]   sl1 st to cable needle and hold at back, [ ] used to describe sts if sts are not just knit

C2B[k1, p1]   sl1 st to cable needle and hold at back, k1, p1 st from the cable needle

C2F   sl1 st to cable needle and hold at front, k1, k1 st from the cable needle

C2F[k1, k1tbl]   sl1 st to cable needle and hold at front, k1, k1 st from the cable needle through the back loop

C2F[p1, k1]   sl1 st to cable needle and hold at front, p1, k1 st from the cable needle

C4B   slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold at back, k2, k2 sts from cable needle

C4F   slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold at front, k2, k2 sts from cable needle

C6B   slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at back, k3, k3 sts from cable needle

C6F   slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at front, k3, k3 sts from cable needle

C7B   slip  4 stitches to cable needle and hold at back, k3, sl left st from cable needle back to left needle tip, k this stitch then remaining 3 stitches from cable needle

C8B  slip 4 stitches to cable needle and hold at back, k4, k4 stitches from cable needle

C8F  slip 4 stitches to cable needle and hold at front, k4, k4 stitches from cable needle

CC   contrast colour

cont   continue

dec   decrease

dpn(s)   double pointed needle(s)

EOR  end of rnd

est  established

foll   following

inc   increase

inc 4   (k1,   p1) twice, k1 into next st

k   knit

k1tbl   knit through the back loop to produce a st that twists L

k2tog   knit 2 together (a R leaning dec)

k3tog   knit 3 together (a R leaning double dec)  

kfb   knit in the front and back of same stitch   

LLI   knit into the stitch 2 rows below the previous stitch  

m   stitch marker  

m1   make one - pick up the strand between the needles with L needle tip from the front and knit into the back of loop  

m1L   make one left - pick up the strand between the needles with L needle tip from the front and knit into the back of loop  

m1p   make one purl - pick up the strand between the needles with L needle tip from the front and purl into back of loop  

m1R   make one right - pick up the strand between the needles with the L needle tip from the back and knit it normally  

MC   main colour  

p   purl  

p2tog   purl 2 together  

p3tog  purl 3 together  

patt   pattern  

pfb   purl into the front and back of same stitch  

pm   place marker  

psso   lift slipped stitch over stitch(es) just worked  

rem   remain(ing)  

rep   repeat(ing)  

RLI   knit into the stitch immediately below the next stitch  

rnd(s)   round(s)  

RS   right side  

sl   slip X st(s) - sl sts purlwise individually with yarn at WS unless otherwise stated  

sk2p   slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 together, lift slipped stitch over stitch just worked (a L leaning double dec)

sk3p   slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 3 together, lift slipped stitch over stitch just worked (a L leaning triple dec)  

s2kp   slip 2 sts together knitwise, knit 1, lift slipped stitches over stitch just worked (a centered double dec)

slm   slip marker  

ss   seed stitch  

ssk   slip, slip, knit - slip 2 sts knitwise individually, insert L needle into slipped stitches at from from L to R, knit these 2 stitches together (a L leaning dec)  

sssk   slip, slip, slip, knit - slip 3 sts knitwise individually, insert L needle into slipped stitches at from from L to R, knit these 3 stitches together (a L leaning double dec)  

st st   stockinette / stocking stitch  

st(s)   stitch(es)  

tk2tog   twisted k2tog - sl1 purlwise, insert needle into back of next st from back to front and slip, return both sts to L needle so that the 2nd one in from end is twisted, k these 2 sts tog (a R leaning twisted dec)

tog   together  

tssk   twisted ssk - sl1 purlwise, sl1 knitwise, work these 2 sts tog as though doing a ssk (a L leaning twisted dec)

w+t   wrap and turn, a short row method  

WS   wrong side  

wyib   with yarn in back  

wyif   with yarn in front  

yo   yarn over  

yo2  double yarn over