Knitting Abbreviations


alt - alternate
approx - approximate
beg - beginning
BO - bind off
CC - contrast color
cm - centimeters
cn - cable needle
CO - cast on
cont - continue
dec(s) - decrease(s)
dpn - double pointed needles
foll - following
g or gr - grams
in - inch
inc(s) - increase(s)
incl - including
K - knit
k-b - knit stitch in row below
kfb - knit into front and back of a stitch
ktbl - knit through the back loop
k2tog - knit two stitches together
kwise - knitwise
LH - left hand
m - meters
M1 - make one
MC - main color
mm - millimeters
oz - ounce
P - purl
p-b - purl stitch into the row below
p2tog - purl two stitches together
patt - pattern
pfb - purl into the front and back of stitch
pm - place marker
psso - pass the slip stitch over
ptbl - purl through the back loop
pwise - purl wise
rem - remaining
rep - repeat
rev st st - reverse stockinette stitch
RH - right hand
rnd(s) - round(s)
RS - right side
S2KP - slip two, knit one, pass the two slip stitches over
SKP - slip one, knit one, pass the slip stitch over
SK2P - slip one, knit two stitches together, pass the slip stitch over
sl - slip
sl st - slip stitch
sm - slip marker
SSK - slip next two stitches knitwise, one at a time, to RH needle, knit these two stitches together
st st - stockinette stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
tbl - through the back loop
tog - together
WS - wrong side
wyib - with yarn in back
wyif - with yarn in front
yb or ybk - bring yarn to the back
yf or yfwd - bring yarn to the front or forward
yo - yarn over (1 stitch increase)
yon - yarn over needle (see yo)
yrn - yarn round needle (see yo)