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Knitting Abbreviations

Abbreviation
Description
Inch(es)
( )
Work instruction between parentheses in the place directed
[ ]
Work instruction between the brackets, as many times directed
*
Repeat instruction following the asterisk as advised
**
Repeat instruction between the asterisks as directed
Alt
Alternate
Approx
Approximately
Beg
Begin(ning)
Bet
Between
BO
Bind off
CA
Colour A
CB
Colour B
CC
Contrasting Colour
CDD
Centered Double Decrease
CH
Chain (using crochet hook)
CM
Centimetre
CN
Cable Needle
CO
Cast pm
Cont
Continue 
Cross 2 L
Cross 2 stitches to the left (to work a cable)
Cross 2 R
Cross 2 stitches to the right (to work a cable)
DC
Double crochet
Dec (S)
Decrease(s)
DK
Double knitting weight yarn
Dpn/dp
Double pointed needles
EON
End of needle
EOR
End of row
FC
Front cross (in working a cable)
Fl
Front Loop(s)
Foll
Follow
G
Gram
G st
Garter Stitch
Grp
Group
Hdc
Half double crochet
Hk
Hook
In(s)
Inch(es)
Inc(s)
Increase(s)
Incl
Including
Incl
Inclusive
K
Knit
K tbl/ K1 tbl
Knit stitch through the back loop
K-b
Knit stitch in the row below
K-wise
Knit-wise
K1 f2b /kfb
Knit 1 stitch in the front, then in the back (also bar increase)
K2tog
Knit 2 stitches together
K2tog tbl
Knit 2 stitches through the back loop
Kll
Knit left loop
Krl
Knit right loop
Lc
Left cross (to work a cable)
Lh
Left hand
Lp(s)
Loop(s)
Lt
Left twist
M
Meter(s)
M1
Make 1 (increase)
M1a
Make 1 away
M1r
Make 1 back (right)
M1t
Make 1 towards
Mb
Make Bobble
Mc
Main colour
MM
Millimetre(s)
M st
Moss Row
No
Number
Oz
Ounce(s)
P
Purl
P tbl/p1 tbl
Purl through the back loop
P-B
Purl stitch in the row below
P-wise
Purl wise
P1 f2b/ pfb
Purl the front of a stitch and then the back of the same stitch
P2tog
Purl 2 together
P2tog tbl
Purl 2 together through the back loops
Pat(s)/Patt(s)
Pattern(s)
Pm
Place marker
Pnso
Pass next stitch over
Pop
Popcorn stitch
Prev
Previous
Psso
Pass slip stitch over
Pu
Pick up stitches
Rem
Remaining
Rep
Repeat(s)
Rev st st
Reverse Stocking Stitch
Rh
Right hand
Rib
Ribbing(k1 p1 ribbing)
Rnd(s)
Round (s)
Rs
Right side
Rt
Right twist
Sc
Single Crochet
Sk
Skip
Sk2p
Slip 1, knit 2 tog, pass slip stitch over
Skp/Skpo
Slip, knit. Pass
S1/S
Slip a stitch
S1 st
Slip stitch
Sl1, k1, psso
Slip 1, knit 1, pass the stitch over
Sl1k
Slip a stitch knit wise
Sl1p/s1 1p-wise
Slip a stitch purl wise
Slip knot
An adjustable loop
Sp(s)
Space(s)
Ss
Slip stitch
Ssk
Slip,slip knit slipped stitches together
Ssp
Slip, slip, purl
Sssk
Slip,slip,slip, knit 3 slipped stitches
St(s)
Stitch(es)
St st
Stocking Stitch
Tbl
Through the back loop
Tog
Together
Won
Wool over needle
Wrn
Wool round needle
Ws
Wrong side
Wyib
With yarn in back
Wyif
With yarn in front
Yb/ydk
Yarn to the back
Yd(s)
Yard(s)
Yfon
Yarn forward and over the needle
Yfrn
Yarn forward and round the needle
Yfwd/Yf
Yarn forward
Yo
Yarn over
Yo2/Yo twice
Yarn over twice
Yrn
Yarn round needle
1BC
Slip one stitch to cable needle, hold in back. Knit 1 then purl from cable needle
2BC
Slip 1 stitch to cable needle, hold in back. Knit 2 then purl 1 from cable needle
2FC
Slip 2 stitches to the cable needle, hold in front, purl one and knit 2 from cable needle
C2B
Slip 2 stitches to the cable needle and hold in back. Knit 2 stitches and then knit 2 from the cable needle
C2F
Slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in back. Knit next 2 stitches and knit 2 from cable needle. 

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