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Abbreviations for Knitting


Abreviations for knitting.

When one is just learning to knit and finds a pattern, even if it says it's simple to knit, it may look foreign to you.  Patterns usually use abbreviations.  Most knitting book, patterns, and magazines will have a key explaining these knitting abbreviations.  Here are some listed below.

Abbreviations for Knitting:
beg…begin or begining
BLO…back loop only
BO…bind off
CC…contrasting color
CO…cast on
dc…double crochet
dec…decrease or decreasing
DP or dpn…double pointed needle
g or gr…grams
in(s) or "…inch(es)
k 2 tog or K2T…knit 2 stitches together
LH…left hand needle
MC…main color
M1…make one
psso…pass slipped stitch over
p-wise…purl-wise, or as though to purl
rem…remain or remaining
rep…repeat or repeating
RH…right hand needle
RS…right side
sc…single crochet
sl st(s)…slip stitches
sl 1, k 1, psso or SKP…slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 stitch, and pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch, and over the end of the needle, or slip, knit, pass
SP or spn…single-pointed needles
SSK…Slip, slip, knit. Slip first st as if to knit. Slip next st as if to knit. Put the tip of the left hand needle through the front of these two sts from left to right and knit them together.
St st…stockinette stitch
tr…triple crochet(s)
WS…wrong side
YB or ytb…yarn to back of work
YF or ytf…yarn to front of work
yo…yarn over
YRN...yarn round needle






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