Standard Knitting Abbreviations2017-02-21T23:06:55+00:00

Standard Knitting Abbreviations

Altalternate
Approxapproximately
Begbeginning
Cmcentimetres
Contcontinue (ing)
Decdecrease(ing)
Dpndouble pointed needles
Incincrease(ing)
Kknit
Kfbknit into the front and back of the next stitch
k2togknit two stitches together
m1make one stitch, by picking up the horizontal loop before next stitch and knitting into back of it
m1Llift loop between stitches from the front, knit into back of loop
m1Rlift loop between stitches from the back, knit into front of the loop
mmmillimetres
ppurl
pattpattern or work in pattern
pfbpurl into the front and back of next st
pmplace marker
p2togpurl two stitches together
pssopass slipped stitch over
p2ssopass two slipped stitches over and off needle
remremain(ing)
reprepeat(ing)
rev st streverse stocking stitch (p on RS row, k on WS row)
rmremove marker
RSright side
sl 1slip one stitch
S1 k1 psso or Skposlip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over
S1 K2tog pssoslip 1 stitch, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
sk2poslip next stitch purlwise, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over and off needle
sl 2, k1, p2ssoslip next two stitches knitwise at the same time, knit one, pass both slipped stitches over
sl stslip stitch
sskone by one, slip the next two stitches knitwise. Put your left needle through the front loops of both slipped stitches and knit them together
st(s)stitch(es)
st ststocking stitch (RS row k, WS row p) when knitting flat. Knit every row if working in the round
smslip marker
tblthrough the back of the loop(s)
togtogether
WSwrong side
wyibwith yarn in back
wyifwith yarn in front
ybyarn back
yfwdyarn forward (between knit sts)
yowork yfwd/yon/yrn as appropriate
yonyarn over needle
yrnyarn round the needle (between purl sts and between a knit and
purl st)
y2rnwrap yarn twice around needle
*repeat instructions following the asterisk as many times as instructed
()[]work instructions inside the brackets as many times as instructed
0no stitches, times or rows
-no stitches, times or rows for that size