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Common abbreviations used in knitting patterns


CC - Contrasting Color
ch - Chain
cm(s) - Centimeter(s)
cn - cable needle
CO - Cast On
cont. - Continue - Continuing
dc - Double Crochet
dec - Decrease
EON - End of Needle
foll - Follow, follows, followng
gr - Gram
grp(s) - Group(s)
g st - Garter Stitch
in(s) - Inch, Inches
inc - Increase
k- Knit
kfb - Knit into the front and back of a stitch
k2tog - Knit two together
kwise - Knitwise
lp(s) - Loop(s)
m(s) - Meter(s)
MC - Main Color
mm(s) - Milimeter(s)
m1 - Make one
p- Purl
pat(s) - Pattern(s)
pfb - Purl into front and back of a stitch.
pnso - Pass Next Stitch Over
psso - Pass Slip Stitch Over
p2tog - Purl two together
pwise - Purlwise
rem - Remain, Remaining
rep - Repeat
rib - Ribbing
RS - Right Side
sk - Skip
SKP - Slip one, Knit one, Pass slip stitch over.
sl - Slip
sl st - Slip Stitch
sp - Space
ssk - Slip, Slip, Knit - slip one stitch as if to knit, slip another stitch as if to knit, stick point of left needle in two slipped stitches in front of the right needle and knit. This is a decrease similar to psso.
st(s) - Stitch, Stitch(es)
St st - Stockinette stitch
tog - Together
WS - Wrong Side
wyib - With Yarn In Back
wyif - With Yarn In Front
yb - Yarn to the Back
yf - Yarn to the Front
yo - Yarn Over. A decorative increase made by wrapping the yarn around the
needle.
yo2 - Yarn Over Twice

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