List of most commonly used abbreviations in our patterns. Any specific abbreviation descriptions are given inside the patterns.
beg – begin/ning
BO – bind off
BOR – beginning of the round
CO – cast on
CC – contrasting color
circ – circular needle
dec(r) – decrease(s)
dpn(s) – double pointed needle(s)
foll – follow(ing)
inc(r) – increase(s)
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
k3tog – knit 3 stitches together
kfb – knit in front and back of the stitch
KLL – knit into the left leg of the stitch two stitches below the new stitch on your right needle
KRL – knit into the right leg of the stitch below the stitch on your left needle, then knit the stitch
kwise – knitwise
LN – left needle
m – marker
m1 – make one (bar increase)
MC – main color
ndl – needle
p – purl
p1b or p1rb – purl 1 stitch into row below
p2tog – purl 2 stitches together
p2tog tbl – purl 2 stitches together through back loop
pfb – purl into front and back of the stitch
pm – place marker
pwise – purlwise
rem – remain(ing)
rep(s) – repeat(s)
Rev St st – reverse stockinette/stocking stitch
RN – right needle
rnd(s) – round(s)
RS – right side
sl – slip
slm or sm – slip marker
ssk – slip, slip, knit
ssp – slip, slip, purl
st(s) – stitch(es)
St st – stockinette/stocking stitch
tbl – through back loop
tog – together
w&t – wrap and turn
WS – wrong side
wyif/b – with yarn in front/back
yb – bring yarn to back of work
yf – bring yarn to front of work
yo – yarn over

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