Abbreviation Description Abbreviation Description
alt alternate approx approximately
beg beginning bet between
BO bind off byo backward yarn over
CC contrasting color cn cable needle
CO cast on cont continue
dec decrease dpn double-pointed needles
foll follow inc increase
k knit k1B knit stitch in row below
kfb knit 1 into front and back of a stitch; single knit increase ksp knit 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
k2tog knit 2 stitches together; single right-leaning decrease kwise knitwise
LH left hand lp loop
m marker M1 or M1K make one stitch knitwise; single knit increase
M1R make one right; single right-leaning knit increase M1L make one left; single left-leaning knit increase
M1p make one purlwise; single purl increase M1rp make one right purlwise; single right-leaning purl increase
M1lp make one left purlwise; single left-leaning purl increase MC main color
p purl pat or patt pattern
pfb purl 1 into front and back of a stitch; single purl increase pm place marker
p2tog purl 2 stitches together; single decrease prev previous
psso pass slipped stitch over p2sso pass 2 slipped stitches over
pwise purlwise rem remaining
rep repeat rev St st reverse stockinette stitch
RH right hand rnd round
RS right side SKP slip 1 knitwise, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch; single left-leaning decrease
SK2P slip 1 knitwise, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over knit 2 together; double left-leaning decrease sl slip
sl1k slip 1 knitwise sl1p slip 1 purlwise
sl st slip stitch sm slip marker
ssk slip 2 stitches knitwise, knit these 2 stitches together through back loops; single left-leaning decrease ssp slip 2 stitches knitwise, return these 2 stitches to left needle and purl them together through back loops; single left-leaning decrease
sssk slip 3 stitches knitwise, knit these 3 stitches together through back loops; double left-leaning decrease sssp slip 3 stitches knitwise, return these 3 stitches to left needle and purl these 3 stitches together through back loops; double left-leaning decrease
S2KP2 slip 2 stitches as if to knit 2 together, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over knit stitch; centered double decrease SSPP2 slip 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
st stitch St st stockinette stitch
tbl through back loop tfl through front loop
tog together WS wrong side
w&t wrap and turn wyib with yarn in back
wyif with yarn in front yb yarn back
yfwd or yf yarn forward yo yarn over
yon yarn over needle yrn yarn round needle