Knitting Abbreviations

  Please let me know - in the comments below - if there are other abbreviations which I could add to help you!

Abbreviation
What it Means
 
 
"
inch(es)
*
repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed
**
repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed
 
 
alt
alternate
approx
approximately
 
 
beg
beginning
bl
back loop(s)
 
 
CC
contrast colour
cm
centimeter(s)
 
 
dec
decrease
dpn
double pointed needle(s)
 
 
fl
front loop(s)
 
 
g
gram(s)
g st
garter stitch - every row knit
 
 
inc
increase/increases/increasing
 
 
k
knit
k2tog
knit 2 stitches together
 
 
LH
left hand
 
 
m
metre(s)
m1
make one stitch
MC
main colour
mm
millimeter(s)
 
 
oz
ounce(s)
 
 
p
purl
patt
pattern(s)
pm
place marker
p2tog
purl 2 stitches together
psso
pass slipped stitch over
 
 
rem
remaining
rep
repeat(s)
RH
right hand
rnd(s)
round(s)
RS
right side
 
 
s1, k1, psso
slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over—one stitch decreased
s1, k2tog, psso
slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over the knit 2 together - 2 stitches decreased
s1k
slip 1 stitch knitwise
s1p
slip 1 stitch purlwise
st(s)
stitch(s)
st st
stocking stitch - I row knit, 1 row purl
 
 
tbl(s)
through back loop(s)
tog
together
 
 
WS
wrong side
 
 
yfwd
yarn forward
yo
yarn over - this adds an extra stitch
yon
yarn over needle - this adds an extra stitch
yrn
yarn round needle - this adds an extra stitch
 
 

 

10 comments :

  1. please help me what does psso, yfrd

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  2. PSSO = Pass slip stitch over see demo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fawfawf9EK0&nohtml5=False

    YFRD = Yarn Forward (as if to make a purl stitch) see Demo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHGYU8xv1LU

    Happy knitting

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  3. i am having trouble I keep ending up with more stitches after row 29 than I'm supposed to five extra what am I doing wrong?

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  4. when you cast off 2 does the st left on the needle count as one of the next lot to knit? I not how do u cast of inbetween

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  5. The pattern calls for Yrn to add stich, when I looked it up, all of the videos were with purl stitches. In your pattern it says to knit, Do I wrap opposite the videos showing purl? Or would I just use a YO?
    A little confused with this.

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  6. Is the abbreviation "yrn" the same as a yarnover? The explanation is a bit confusing to me, and I need to clarify.

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  7. I am confused with the knitting instructions for the Newborn Baby Mittens. In the 9th row, it says: S1, K1, *yrn, K3, slip the first stitch of these three stitches over the 2nd and 3rd stitches. I am not sure how to do this part. I would greatly appreciate any help with this from anyone who has knitted this mitten pattern. Thanks in advance!

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