AbbreviationDescriptionAbbreviationDescription
altalternateapproxapproximately
begbeginningbetbetween
BObind offbyobackward yarn over
CCcontrasting colorcncable needle
COcast oncontcontinue
decdecreasedpndouble-pointed needles
follfollowincincrease
kknitk1Bknit stitch in row below
kfbknit 1 into front and back of a stitch; single knit increasekspknit 1 stitch, slip this stitch from right needle to left needle, pass second stitch on left needle over first stitch and off left needle; return stitch to right needle; single right-leaning decrease
k2togknit 2 stitches together; single right-leaning decreasekwiseknitwise
LHleft handlploop
mmarkerM1 or M1Kmake one stitch knitwise; single knit increase
M1Rmake one right; single right-leaning knit increaseM1Lmake one left; single left-leaning knit increase
M1pmake one purlwise; single purl increaseM1rpmake one right purlwise; single right-leaning purl increase
M1lpmake one left purlwise; single left-leaning purl increaseMCmain color
ppurlpat or pattpattern
pfbpurl 1 into front and back of a stitch; single purl increasepmplace marker
p2togpurl 2 stitches together; single decreaseprevprevious
pssopass slipped stitch overp2ssopass 2 slipped stitches over
pwisepurlwiseremremaining
reprepeatrev St streverse stockinette stitch
RHright handrndround
RSright sideSKPslip 1 knitwise, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch; single left-leaning decrease
SK2Pslip 1 knitwise, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over knit 2 together; double left-leaning decreaseslslip
sl1kslip 1 knitwisesl1pslip 1 purlwise
sl stslip stitchsmslip marker
sskslip 2 stitches knitwise, knit these 2 stitches together through back loops; single left-leaning decreasesspslip 2 stitches knitwise, return these 2 stitches to left needle and purl them together through back loops; single left-leaning decrease
ssskslip 3 stitches knitwise, knit these 3 stitches together through back loops; double left-leaning decreasessspslip 3 stitches knitwise, return these 3 stitches to left needle and purl these 3 stitches together through back loops; double left-leaning decrease
S2KP2slip 2 stitches as if to knit 2 together, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over knit stitch; centered double decreaseSSPP2slip 2 stitches knitwise, return these 2 stitches to left needle and then slip them as if to p2tog through back loops, purl 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over purl stitch; centered double decrease
ststitchSt ststockinette stitch
tblthrough back looptflthrough front loop
togtogetherWSwrong side
w&twrap and turnwyibwith yarn in back
wyifwith yarn in frontybyarn back
yfwd or yfyarn forwardyoyarn over
yonyarn over needleyrnyarn round needle

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