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( )    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    Work instructions between parentheses, in the place directed

[ ]   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   work instructions between brackets, as many times as directed

*   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Work instructions following the single asterisk as directed

**   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Repeat instructions between asterisks, as directed

A, B, C   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Often associated with different coloured yarns in a project.

Alt   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    Alternate

Approx   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Approximately

Beg   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  Begin(ning)

Bet   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   between

BO   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    bind off.  Used to finish an edge and keep stitches from unravelling. (UK: Cast Off)

C3B   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   cable 3 back: slip next 2 Sts onto cable needle, hold at back, knit next stitch, and knit 2 Sts from cable needle.

C3F   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   cable 3 front: slip next sty onto cable needle, hold at front, knit next 2 sts, knit from cable needle.

C4(6)B   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    cable 4(6) back: slip next 2(3) sts onto cable needle, hold at back, knit next 2(3) sts, knit 2(3) sts from cable needle.

C4(6)F   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    cable 4(6) front: slip next 2(3) sts onto cable needle, hold at front, knit next 2(3) sts, knit 2(3) sts from cable needle.

C5B   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    cable 5 back: slip next 3 sts onto cable needle, hold at back, knit next 2 sts, knit 3 sts from cable needle.

CA   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  color A

CB   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  color B

CC   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  contrasting color

Cdd   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    centered double decrease. sl2 tog, K1, pass the slipped stitches over (together)

Ch   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   chain (using crochet hook). Start with a slip knot.

Cm   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   centimetre(s)

Cn   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   cable needle: short knitting needle, used as an aid in the twisting of a cable.

CO   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Cast On;  a foundation row of stitches placed on the needle in order to begin knitting.

Cont   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   continue

cross 2 L   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    cross 2 stitches to the left (to work a cable). Slip 2 stitches p-wise onto a cable needle, let cable needle hang in front of work as you knit the next couple of stiches; then knit stitches off of cable needles.

cross 2 R   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   cross 2 stitches to the right (to work a cable). slip 2 stitches p-wise onto a cable needle, let cable needle hang in back of work as you knit the next couple of stiches; then knit stitches off of cable needles.

Dc   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   double crochet

dec(s)   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   decrease(s)

DK   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  Double Knitting weight yarn. Slightly finer than worsted weight.

dpn aka dp   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   double pointed needle(s). A short needle with points at both ends, used in sets or 4 or 5, for knitting in the round.

EON   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  end of needle

EOR   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  end of row

FC   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  front cross (in working a cable)

Fl   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    front loop(s)

Foll   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    follow; follows; following

aka gr   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    gram

g st   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    garter stitch;  knit every row.  Circular knitting: knit one round, purl one round.

grp(s)   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   group(s)

hdc   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    half double crochet (UK: htr-half treble)

hk   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   hook

in(s)   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  _ _    inch(es)

inc(s)   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    increase(s)

inc2   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   increase 2: work into front, back and front of next st

incl   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    including

k   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _     knit

k tbl aka K1 tbl, K1b   _ _    Knit stitch through the back loop

k-b   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   knit stitch in row below. (Infrequently used for knit through the back loop; see K tbl)

k-wise   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    knit-wise. Insert right needle into the stitch as if to knit it

k1 f&b aka kfb   _ _ _ _ _ _   knit 1 stitch in the front, then in the back. This is also called a Bar Increase

k2tog   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   knit 2 stitches together

k2tog tbl   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   knit 2 stitches together, through the back loops

kll   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  knit left loop. An increase

krl   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  knit right loop. An increase

LC   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  left cross (to work a cable). As in: cross 2 L

LH   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  left hand

lp(s)   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   loop(s)

LT   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  left twist (where two stitches cross each other, as in the smallest cable stitch possible)

M   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   meter(s)

M1   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Make 1. This means to increase a stitch. If the method isn't specified, use whichever increase you like, for instance M1H.

M1A   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   make 1 away. An Increase

M1L aka M1, M1F   _ _ _ _   make 1 (front)(left). An increase. From the front, lift loop between stitches with left needle, knit into back of loop

M1R aka M1B   _ _ _ _ _ _    make 1 (back) (right). An increase. From the back, lift loop between stitches with left needle, knit into front of loop.

M1T   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   make 1 towards. An Increase

MB   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   make bobble

Mc   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   main color

Mm   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   millimeters(s)

No.   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   number

No stitch   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   on some charts, "no stitch” is indicated with shaded spaces where stitches have been decreased or not yet made.  In such cases, work the stitches of the chart, skipping over the "no stitch" spaces.

Oz   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   ounce(s)

P   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   purl

Pat   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   pattern

p tbl aka P1 tbl, P1b   _ _  _   purl through the back loo

p-b   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   purl stitch in the row below. (infrequently used to mean purl stitch in the back loop; see p tbl)

p-wise   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    purl wise: Insert right needle down into the front loop, or up into the back loop for tbl

p1 f&b aka pfb   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   purl the front of a stitch, then purl the back of the same stitch

p2tog   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   purl 2 together

p2tog tbl   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   purl 2 together through the back loops

pat(s) aka patt(s)   _ _ _ _ _   pattern(s)

pm   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   place marker

pnso   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   pass next stitch over

pop   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   popcorn stitch

prev   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   previous

psso   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   pass the slipped stitch over (as in slip 1, knit 1, psso)

pu   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   pick up stitches; aka: pick up and knit/purl.  Knit (or purl) into the loops along an edge.

RC   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   right cross (to work a cable), as in: cross 2 R

Rem   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   remaining

Rep   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   repeat(s)

rev St st   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Reverse stockinette/stocking stitch. The "purl" side of plain, stockinette stitch. Purled on RS, knitted on WS

RH   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   right hand

Rib   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   ribbing: vertical columns of knit and purl stitches, side by side, as in K1, P1 ribbing

rnd(s)   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   round(s). In circular knitting, a "row" is called a "round."

RS   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   right side, for instance the outside of a sweater. Stated to indicate which side is facing you when carrying out instructions

RT   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   right twist (where two stitches cross each other, as in the smallest cable stitch possible)

Sc   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   single crochet

Sk   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   skip

sk2p   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   slip1, knit 2 tog, pass slipped stitch over. (a double decrease)

SKP aka skpo   _ _ _ _ _ _   "Slip, Knit, Pass." Slip a stitch, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knit one.  The same as: sl1, k1, psso.

sl aka s   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   slip a stitch. If they don't specify, slip the stitch purl-wise....Unless you are decreasing: then, slip it knit-wise on the knit rows, and purl-wise on the purl rows. (According to Vogue Knitting)

sl st   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   slip stitch(es) (UK: single crochet)

sl1, k1, psso   _ _ _ _ _ _   slip1, knit1, pass the slipped stitch over. The same as SKP

sl1k aka sl 1 k-wise   _ _   slip a stitch knit-wise

sl1p aka sl 1 p-wise   _ _   slip a stitch purl-wise

slip knot   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   an adjustable loop, used to begin many cast-on methods

sp(s)   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   space(s)

ss   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   slip stitch (Canadian)

ssk   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   slip, slip, knit slipped stitches tog.

ssk (improved)   _ _ _ _   sl 1, sl 1 p-wise, knit slipped sts tog

ssp   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    slip, slip, purl. A decrease, usually done on the purl-side

sssk   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   slip, slip, slip, knit 3 slipped stitches together. A double decrease

st (s)   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   stitch(es)

St st   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Stockinette/Stocking stitch; knit right-side rows, purl wrong –side rows.  Circular knitting; knit all rounds. (UK: stocking stitch)

T4B   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   twist 4 back: slip next 2 sts onto cable needle, hold at back, k2sts, p2sts from CN

T4F   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   twist 4 front: slip next 2 sts onto cable needle, hold at front, p2sts, k2sts from CN

T4BR   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   twist 4 back right: sl next st onto cable needle, hold at back, k next 3sts from left-hand needle, p next st from CN.


T4FL   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   twist 4 front left: slip next 3 sts onto cable needle, hold at front, p next st from left-hand needle, knit 3sts from cable needle.

Tbl   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   through the back loop

Tog   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   together

Won   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   wool over needle

Wrn   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   wool round needle

WS   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   wrong side, for instance the inside of the sweater. Stated to indicate which side is facing you when carrying out instructions

Wyb   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   with yarn in back

Wyf   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   with yarn in front

Wyib   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   with yarn in back

Wyif   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   with yarn in front

Work even   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Continue in pattern without increasing or decreasing (UK: work straight)

yb aka ybk   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   yarn to the back

yd(s)   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   yard(s)

yfon   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   yarn forward and over needle. Same as yo

yfrn   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   yarn forward and 'round needle. Same as yo

yfwd aka yf   _ _ _ _ _ _ _   yarn forward

yo   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   yarn over: wrap the yarn around right needle

yo2 aka yo twice   _ _ _ _   yarn over twice

yon   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   yarn over needle. Same as yo

yrn   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   yarn 'round needle. Same as yo