Abbreviations

 Common abbreviations used in my patterns:

alt alternate

approx approximately

beg beginning

cn cable needle

cont continue

dec decrease

DK double knitting

DPN double-pointed needle

foll following

inc increase

K knit

kfb knit into front and back of stitch

K2tog knit the next two stitches together

kwise knitwise

meas measures

M1 make one. With left needle tip, lift strand between needles from front to back. Knit lifted loop through back of loop.

M1L left leaning increase. With left needle tip, lift strand between needles from front to back. Knit lifted loop through back of loop

M1R right leaning increase. With left needle tip, lift strand between needles from back to front. Knit lifted loop through front of loop

M1pw Make one purlwise. With left needle tip, lift the strand of yarn between needles from back to front and purl into the front loop

P purl

patt pattern(s)

pfb purl into front and back of stitch

pm place marker

prev previous

psso pass slipped stitch over

P2tog purl 2 stitches together

P3tog purl 3 stitches together

pwise purlwise

rem remain(ing)

rep(s) repeat(s)

rev st st reverse stocking stitch

RH right hand

RS right side

s2kpo slip 2 stitches kwise one at a time, K1, pass slipped stitches over (central double decrease)

skpo slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped stitch over knitted stitch

sk2po slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over (2 stitches decreased)

Sl slip

Sl1pw slip one purlwise

sl st slip stitch

slm slip marker

SSK slip 2 stitches kwise one at a time, return to LH needle, knit 2 slipped stitches together tbl

SSP slip 2 stitches kwise one at a time, return to LH needle, purl 2 slipped stitches together tbl

SSSP slip 3 stitches kwise one at a time, return to LH needle,  purl these 3 slipped stitches together through the back loop

st(s) stitch(es)

st st stocking stitch

tbl through back of loop

tog together

w&t wrap and turn

WS wrong side

wyib with yarn in back

wyif with yarn in front

yb take yarn back between the needles (no inc)

yf bring yarn to front between the needles (no inc)

yfwd yarn forward

yo yarn over

yrn yarn round needle

 

 

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