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Knitting Abbreviations

alt

alternate

beg

begin (ing)

BO

bind off

cable
cast on

insert RH needle between first 2 sts on LH needle, wrap yarn to knit, pull stitch through to front, place loop onto LH needle

CC

contrasting color

CO

cast on; also called Long Tail cast on or Sling Shot cast on

ch

chain (crochet)

circ

circular

cm

centimeters

cn

cable needle

cont

continue

dec

decrease

dp

double-pointed

EOR

every other row

est

established

foll

following

folls

follows

gm

gram

gs

garter stitch

inc

increase

Knit

knit

LH

left hand

lp

loop

MB

make bobble

MC

main color

M1

make one

M1P

make one stitch by picking up horizontal loop before next stitch and purling into the back of it

mm

millimeter (s)

oz

ounce

p

purl

patt

pattern

psso

pass slipped stitch over

R

row

rem

remaining

rep

repeat

rev

revers(e)(ing)

rev st st

reverse stockinette stitch, purl on front, knit on back

RH

right hand

sc

single crochet

sl

slip

ssk

slip 2 stitches knitwise, one at a time from LH needle to RH needle. Insert LHN from left to right into fronts of both stitches and knit them together, makes a left leaning decrease

sp

space

st

stitch(es)

st st

stockinette stitch

tbl

through the back loop

tog

together

ws

wrong side

wy

waste yarn

wyib

with yarn in back

wyif

with yarn in front

yd

yard(s)

yf

yarn forward

yo

yarn over

yon

yarn over needle

yrn

yarn round needle

x

times