Knitting Abbreviations:

Abbreviations Description:

For your convenience, I have linked a "how to" video to some of the abbreviations. Unfortunately, these links are not our own as we do not have the video equipment to do them justice, but we feel these links are very informative and useful.  Click the abbreviations in red to take you to the "how to" tutorial video. 


alt .............................................................................................alternate(ing)
approx ................................................................................approximately
beg..........................................................................................beginning
C4B.........................................................................................Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle
C4F.........................................................................................Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle
CL K2tog..........................................................................Keep stitches on left-hand needle. P2tog into the same stiches. Slip off left-hand needle 

cm...........................................................................................centimeter(s)
co.............................................................................................cast on
cont........................................................................................continue(ity)
dec.........................................................................................decrease(ing)
gm...........................................................................................gram(s)
inc............................................................................................increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
K................................................................................................knit

K1FB........................................................................................The knit front and back increase.
K1below...........................................................................knit into next stitch 1 row below
K1tbl‚Äč.....................................................................................Knit next stitch through back of loop
K2tog...................................................................................Knit 2 stitches together
K2togtbl................................................................................Knit 2 stitches together through back loops
K3(4,n)tog............................................................................Knit next 3(4, n)stitches together

M1L.............................................................................................Make one left. Same video link for M1R

M1R............................................................................................Make one right. Same video link for M1L
M1..............................................................................................Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.
M1P...........................................................................................Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and purling into back of loop.
MB Make bobble:...........................................................[(K1. yfwd) 3 times. K1] all in next st. Turn. P7. Turn. Sl1. K1. psso. K3. K2tog. Turn. P2tog. P1. P2togtbl. Turn. Sl1. K2tog. psso -                                                                                  bobble made
mm............................................................................................millimeter(s)
oz................................................................................................ounce(s)
P...................................................................................................purl
P2tog........................................................................................purl two stitches together
P3(4,n)tog..............................................................................Purl next 3(4, n) stitches together.
P2togtbl..................................................................................purl 2 stitches together through back loops
pat...............................................................................................pattern
psso...........................................................................................pass slipped stitch over
rem.............................................................................................remain(ing)
rep...............................................................................................repeat
rnd(s).........................................................................................round(s)
RS................................................................................................right side
Sl st............................................................................................Slip stitch
Sl1................................................................................................Slip next stitch knitwise
Sl1K........................................................................................... Slip next stitch knitwise
Sl1P............................................................................................ Slip next stitch purlwise
ssk.............................................................................................. Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
st st.............................................................................................stockinette stitch
st(s)............................................................................................ stitch(es)
tog.............................................................................................. together
WS...............................................................................................wrong side
yb.................................................................................................bring yarn into back of work
yf...................................................................................................bring yarn into front of work
yfwd...........................................................................................yarn forward (makes 1 extra stitch)
yo.................................................................................................yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)
yon..............................................................................................yarn over needle (same as yo - makes 1 extra stitch)
yrn...............................................................................................yarn round needle (makes 1 extra stitch)