Knitting Abbreviation

Knitting abbreviations are used to describe the knitting patterns. Knitting abbreviations can be grouped alphabetically.

A:

Approx - approximately

Alt - alternate

B:

Beg - begin/beginning

Bet - between

BO - blind off

Bk lp - back loop

Blo - back loop only

Bp - back post

C:

C - cable

C4L - cable 4 stitches to the left

C4B - cable 4 stitches to the back

C4F - cable 4 stitches to the front

CC - contrasting color

Ch(s) - chain stitches

CL - cross stitches to the left

Cm - centimeters

Cn - cable needle

Cont - continued

COR - carriage on right

CR - cross stitches to the right

Cl - cluster

CO _ cast on

D:

Dec - decrease

Dpn - double pointed needles

E:

Ea - each

EON - every other needle

Est - established

F:

Flo - front loop only

Foll - follow

Fwp - forward working position

Tfp - front post

G:

G - grams

H:

Hk - hook

Hp - holding position

I:

Inc - increase

In - inches

Incl - including

K:

K - knit

K2tog - Knit two stitches together

K1b - knit one stitch in a row below

K-b - knitting through the back of the loop

Kfg - knit to the front and then to the back

Kp - keyplate

L:

Lc - left cross

Lh - left hand

Lp - loop

M:

M - meters

Mb - to make a bobble

Mc - main color

Mm - millimeters

M(s) - markers

M1 - make 1 increase

N:

NWP - a non-working position

O:

Oz - ounce

P:

P - purl

Pat - patterns

P-b - purl stitches through the back

Plf and b - purl to the front and back

Pm - place the marker

Psso - pass the slip stitches over

Pwise - purl wise

P1b - purl the one stitch through back loop

P2sso - purl two slipped stitches over

P2tog - purl the two stitches together

R:

R - row

Rep - repeat

Rev - reverse

Rnd - round

RS - right side

Rt - right twist

S:

Sk - skip

Skp - slip one, knit one, pass slip stitches over

Sl - slip

Sl1 - slip one stitch

Slk - slip one stitch knitwise

Slp - slip one stitch purlwise

Ssk - slip, slip, knit

St - stitches

T:

Tbl - through the back loop

T2l - twist two stitches to the left

T2r - twist two stitches to the right

Tog - together

W:

Wp - working position

Ws - wrong side

Wy - waste the yarn

Wyb - with the yarn in the back

Wyf - with yarn in the front

Y:

Yb - yarn behind

Yf - yarn forward

Yd - yard

Yo - yarn over

Yrn - yarn round needle

Other abbreviations are specified below:

* - repeat directions following

{} - alternate measurements or instructions

() - repeat directions as indicated

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