Knitting Abbreviations & Symbols

This is the master list of all my knitting abbreviations.  The first page of all my patterns has an "Abbreviations" section using only the abbreviations in that pattern.  My chart key is at the bottom of the page.

Abbreviation Explanation
** repeat instructions between * as indicated
beg beginning
cdd centered double decrease (slip 2 stitches as though to knit 2 together, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over).  2 stitch decrease
CN cable needle
dec decrease
DPN(s) double pointed needle(s)
inc increase
k knit
k2tog knit 2 together.  1 stitch decrease
k3tog knit 3 together.  2 stitch decrease
kfb knit through front and back loop. 1 stitch increase
kw knitwise
m1L make 1 left (with left needle, pick up strand between stitches from front to back and knit into back- forms a left-leaning stitch).  1 stitch increase
m1P make 1 purlwise (with left needle, pick up strand between stitches from back to front and purl into front).  1 stitch increase
m1R make 1 right (with left needle, pick up strand between stitches from back to front and knit into front- forms a right-leaning stitch).  1 stitch increase
p purl
p2sso pass 2 slipped stitches over
p2tog purl 2 together.  1 stitch decrease
p3tog purl 3 together. 2 stitch decrease
pm place marker
psso pass slipped stitch over
PU-k pick up knit (with left needle, pick up strand between stitches from back to front and knit into front loop- similar to m1, but untwisted). 1 stitch increase
PU-p pick up purl (with left needle, pick up strand between stitches from back to front and purl  into front loop- similar to m1P, but untwisted). 1 stitch increase
pw purlwise
rnd round
RS right side
sl slip
sl1k1-psso slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over (same result as ssk).  1 stitch decrease
sl1k2tog-psso slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over. 2 stitch decrease
sm slip marker
ssk slip, slip, knit (slip 2 stitches knitwise indivually, return these stitches to left needle and knit 2 together through back loop).  2 stitch decrease
sssk slip 3 invidually as if to knit, return these stitches to left needle, knit all 3 stitches together through back loop. 2 stich decrease
st(s) stitch(es)
tbl through back loop
WS wrong side
wyib with yarn in back
wyif with yarn in front
yo yarn over.  1 stitch increase




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