knitting abbreviations





alt

alternate
beg

beginning
cont
continue

dec
decrease

inc

increase
k

knit
k1tbl

knit through back loop
k2tog

knit 2 together
k2togtbl

knit 2 together through back loop
kfb
knit into front and back of next stitch to increase 1stitch
m1
make 1 stitch by picking up loop between next 2 stitches and knit into back of loop
m1p
make 1 stitch by picking up loop between next 2 stitches and purl into back of loop
P

purl
p2tog

purl 2 together
p2togtb

purl 2 together through back loops
pat   

pattern
pfb   
increase 1 stitch by purling into front and back of next stitch
psso 

pass slipped stitch over
rem  

remain(ing)
rep   

repeat
sl st  

slip stitch
sl stk

slip stitch knitwise
sl stp

slip stitch purlwise
ssk   

Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time onto right hand needle, then knit through back loops together
st st 

stocking stitch
st(s) 

stitch(es)
tog   

together
yb    

bring yarn to back of work
yf    

bring yarn to front of work
yon  

yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)
yrn   

yarn round needle (makes 1 extra stitch)
rs
right side facing
 ws                     wrong side facing

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