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Common Knitting Abbreviations Used By Knitters And In Patterns





The following knitting abbreviations are commonly used and often seen in patterns. There are many more abbreviations in the knitting world but I will only list the most common ones here. 

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                  Abbreviation

                      approx      

                      beg          

                      cn             

                      cont         

                      CC         

                      dec       

                      dpn         

                      foll         

                      inc             

                      k             

                      lp(s)          

                      LH          

                      mm         

                      MC         

                      m1          

                      oz             

                      p               

                      pat(s)       

                      psso          

                      rem         

                      rep        

                      rev St st  

                      RH        

                      RS           

                      rnd(s)       

                      SKP        

                      sl             

                      sl st         

                      sp(s)        

                      ssk          

                      st(s)         

                      St st        

                      tbl          

                      tog         

                      WS         

                      wyib       

                      wyif       

                      yd           

                      yb

                      yo, yon          

                       yrnd


                        yf

                        yfrn


                       *_*          


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Meaning

Approximately

begin, beginning

cable needle

continue

contrasting color

decrease, decreasing

double point needle

follows, following

increase 

knit

loop(s)

left hand

millimeter(s)

main color

make one

ounce

purl

pattern(s)

pass slip stitch(es) over

remaining, remains

repeat

reverse stockinette stitch

right hand

right side(s)

round(s)

slip, knit, passover

slip

slip stitch

space(s)

slip, slip, knit

stitch(es)

stockinette stitch

through back of loop(s)

together

wrong side(s)

with yarn in back

with yarn in front

yard(s)

yarn to back of work

yarn over

yarn round needle, wrap yarn once around needle

Bring working yarn from back to front of work

Bring yarn at front and around needle

repeat direction as indicate between the two*

repeat direction in side bracket as many times as indicated



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