Master Abbreviations

Alt – alternate

Beg – begin/beginning

Bet – between

BO – bind off

Cn – cable needles

CO – cast on

Cont – continue

DD – double decrease – slip 2 as if to knit, K next stitch, PSSO the K stitch

Dec – decrease

Dpn – double pointed needles

Fl – front loops

Inc – increase

K – knit

K2tog – knit 2 stitches together

Kwise – knitwise

Lp(s) – loop(s)

M1 – make one stitch

M1 p-st – make one purl stitch

P – purl

Pm – place marker

Pop – popcorn

P2tog – purl 2 stitches together

Psso – pass slipped stitch over

Pwise – purlwise

Rem – remain/remaining

Rep – repeat(s)

Rev St st – reverse stockinette stitch

Rnd(s) – round(s)

RS – right side

Sk – skip

Skp – slip, knit, pass stitch over – one stitch decrease

Sk2p – slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together – two stitches have been decreased

Sl – slip

Sl1k – slip 1 knitwise

Sl1p – slip 1 purlwise

Sl st – slip stitch(es)

Ssk – slip, slip, knit these 2 stitches together – a decrease

Sssk – slip, slip, slip, knit 3 stitches together

St(s) – stitch(es)

St st – stockinette stitch

Tbl – through back loop

Tog – together

WS – wrong side

Wyib – with yarn in back

Wyif – with yarn in front

Yfwd – yarn forward

Yo – yarn over

Yrn – yarn around needle

Yon – yarn over needle

[ ] or ( ) – work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

*– repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed

* * – repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions

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