Knitting Abbreviations

approx approximately
beg begin/beginning
bet between
BO bind off
CC contrasting color
cn cable needle
CO cast on
cont continue
dec decrease
d-ndl darning needle
dpn double pointed needle(s)
inc increase
k or K knit
k1b knit 1 in the row below
k2tog knit 2 stitches together
kfb knit into front and back of next stitch
kwise knitwise
LH left hand
M1 make one stitch
M1L with LH needle, lift bar between sts from front to back, k into the back loop
M1R with LH needle, lift bar between sts from back to front, k into the front loop
M1 p-st make one purl stitch
MC main color
oz ounce(s)
p or P purl
pm place marker
p2tog purl 2 stitches together



psso pass slipped stitch over
pwise purlwise
rem remain(ing)
rep repeat(s)
RC right cross
RH right hand
rnd(s) round(s)
RS right side
skp slip, knit, pass stitch over (one st dec)
sk2p slip 1, k2tog, pass sl st over the k2tog (2 st dec)
sl slip
sl1 slip 1 purlwise
sl1k slip 1 knitwise
sl st slip stitch(es)
sm slip marker
ssk slip, slip, knit: slip the next 2 sts kwise, one at a time, insert LH needle into the fronts of these sts, k them together (1 st dec)
st(s) stitch(es)
St st stockinette stitch
tbl through back loop
tog together
WS wrong side
wyib with yarn in back
wyif with yarn in front
yo yarn over: wrap yarn around RH needle counterclockwise - may vary


KITCHENER STITCH
Thread tail onto darning needle (d-ndl). With wrong sides facing, hold the needles with live sts parallel in LH.
Set-up:
Step 1 Insert darning needle (d-ndl) into 1st st on front needle pwise, pull yarn through.
Step 2 Insert d-ndl into 1st st on back needle kwise, pull yarn through.
Front needle:
Step 3 Insert d-ndl into 1st st kwise, pull st off.
Step 4 Insert d-ndl into next st pwise and leave st on, pull yarn through.
Back needle:
Step 5 Insert d-ndl into 1st st pwise, pull st off.
Step 6 Insert d-ndl into 2nd st kwise and leave st on, pull yarn through.

Repeat steps 3–6 until there is 1 st on each needle. Finish with steps 3 and 5.

Just remember:
Front needle K off, p on.
Back needle P off, k on.

KNITTED CAST ON
Knit without sliding stitch off of LH needle, place loop from RH needle onto LH needle.

 PROVISIONAL CAST ON
1. With crochet hook and waste yarn, chain a few more stitches than needed for cast on. Pull tail through last stitch.
2. With smaller needle and working yarn, pick up indicated number of stitches in bumps on back of crochet chain. 

RC (RIGHT CROSS)
K the 2nd st without pulling it off of the LH needle. K into the 1st st and pull both sts off onto RH needle.


Source: Craft Yarn Council of America's www.YarnStandards.com