Knitting Abbreviations

  Please let me know - in the comments below - if there are other abbreviations which I could add to help you!

Abbreviation
What it Means


"
inch(es)
*
repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed
**
repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed


alt
alternate
approx
approximately


beg
beginning
bl
back loop(s)


CC
contrast colour
cm
centimeter(s)


dec
decrease
dpn
double pointed needle(s)


fl
front loop(s)


g
gram(s)
g st
garter stitch - every row knit


inc
increase/increases/increasing


k
knit
k2tog
knit 2 stitches together
Kfb

Knit into the front and the back of the next stitch (this is a form of increase as it makes an extra stitch)

LH
left hand


m
metre(s)
m1
make one stitch
MC
main colour
mm
millimeter(s)


oz
ounce(s)


p
purl
patt
pattern(s)
pm
place marker
p2tog
purl 2 stitches together
psso
pass slipped stitch over


rem
remaining
rep
repeat(s)
RH
right hand
rnd(s)
round(s)
RS
right side


s1, k1, psso
slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over—one stitch decreased
s1, k2tog, psso
slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over the knit 2 together - 2 stitches decreased
s1k
slip 1 stitch knitwise
s1p
slip 1 stitch purlwise
st(s)
stitch(s)
st st
stocking stitch - I row knit, 1 row purl


tbl(s)
through back loop(s)
tog
together


WS
wrong side


yfwd
yarn forward
yo
yarn over - this adds an extra stitch
yon
yarn over needle - this adds an extra stitch
yrn
yarn round needle - this adds an extra stitch


25 comments:

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    1. KFP= you knit in the front of the stitch, don't remove it from the needle, and then insert the needle into the back of the stitch and make a knit stitch again. It's a way to increase a stitch.

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  2. please help me what does psso, yfrd

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    1. psso is when you slip a stitch than knit one, than you pass that slipped stitch over the slipped one, that's it

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  3. PSSO = Pass slip stitch over see demo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fawfawf9EK0&nohtml5=False

    YFRD = Yarn Forward (as if to make a purl stitch) see Demo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHGYU8xv1LU

    Happy knitting

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  4. when you cast off 2 does the st left on the needle count as one of the next lot to knit? I not how do u cast of inbetween

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  5. The pattern calls for Yrn to add stich, when I looked it up, all of the videos were with purl stitches. In your pattern it says to knit, Do I wrap opposite the videos showing purl? Or would I just use a YO?
    A little confused with this.

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  6. Is the abbreviation "yrn" the same as a yarnover? The explanation is a bit confusing to me, and I need to clarify.

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  7. I am confused with the knitting instructions for the Newborn Baby Mittens. In the 9th row, it says: S1, K1, *yrn, K3, slip the first stitch of these three stitches over the 2nd and 3rd stitches. I am not sure how to do this part. I would greatly appreciate any help with this from anyone who has knitted this mitten pattern. Thanks in advance!

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  8. I'm ready to start on the body of this lovely sweater. I have knit the first 2 rows and am ready to start the pattern but I do not know what S1 means. Any help would be gratefully accepted. Thank you in advance.

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  9. Hi Ruth. S1 is slip 1 stitch.

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  10. What's the difference between "yarn over", "yarn over needle" and "yarn round needle", please?

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    1. These terms all make an extra stitch. Different knitters in different parts of the world use different terns - but as long as you are making an extra stitch, then that is all that really matters.

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  11. Follow-up question on S1 - when knit or purl isn't specified (S1K, S1P), which way should I slip?

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    1. What is the reason to S1 (slip 1) at beginning of each row on the Bella blanket? What ply wool is DK?

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  12. sharon at sgan02@ comcast.net.

    What weight yarn is DK I use baby yarn will that work

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  13. what does **to*** four times more mean?

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  14. Would it be possible to include some 'sewing up' instructions. I have made a couple of jackets with sleeves and am not sure how to join the underarm to the body. Many thanks.

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  15. Baby Ugg booties uses instruction to kE- what is that?

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  16. Thanks so much for the abbreviations. Your Nevis baby hat and jacket are adorable.

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