Knitting Abbreviations and Symbols

approx = approximately

beg = begin(s)(ning)

bet = between

BO = bind off

bpdc = Back Post double crochet

btwn = between

care washing cleaning

CC = contrasting color

ch(s) = chain(s)

ch-space = space previously made

cn = cable needle

CO = cast on

cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)

dbl = double

dc = double crochet

dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)

dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)

dtr = double treble (triple) crochet

est = establish(ed)

ext = extension

foll = follow(s)(ing)

fpdc = front post double crochet

fpsc = front post single crochet

fptr = front post triple crochet

hdc = half double crochet

inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)

k = knit

k1b = knit 1 in the row below

k1b = knit through the back loop

k2tog = knit 2 together

k2togb = Knit 2 stitches together through back loop

k3tog = knit 3 together

k3togb = Knit 3 stitches together through back loop

Kfb = knit in front and back of st

lp st = loop stitch

lp(s) = loop(s)

M1 = make 1

M2 = make two

MC = main color

meas = measure(s)

ndl(s) = needle(s)

opp = opposite

p = purl

p1b = purl through the back loop

p2sso = pass 2 slipped sts over

p2tog = purl 2 together

p2togb = purl 2 together in back

p3tog = purl 3 together

pat = pattern

Pm = place marker

psso = pass slipped stitch over

PU = pick up

rem = remain(s)(ing)

rep = repeat(s)(ing)

rev = revers(e)(ing)

Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch

rf = right front

RH = right hand

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

rsc = reverse single crochet

S2KP or S2KP2 = slip 2 stitches together, knit 1, pass two slip stitches over

sc = single crochet

sc2tog = single crochet 2 together

sc3tog = single crochet 3 together

sk = skip

sk2p = Slip 1, k2tog, pass sl st over

skp = slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over

sl = slip

sl st = slip stitch

slip1-k1-psso = slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over

sm = slip marker

sp(s) = space(s)

sq(s) = square(s)

ssk = slip, slip, knit

St st = Stockinette stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

t-ch = turning chain

tbl = through the back loop

tog = together

tr = treble (triple) crochet

work even

WS = wrong side

wyib = with yarn in back

wyif = with yarn in front

yo = yarn over

yrh = yarn over (yarn round hook)

” inch(es)
( ) work instructions between parentheses, in the place directed
[ ] work instructions between brackets, as many times as directed
* repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* * repeat instructions between asterisks, as directed

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Knitting Abbreviations and Knitting Chart Symbols, symbolic gifts
Knitting Abbreviations and Knitting Chart Symbols, symbolic gifts

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