Common knitting abbreviations used in patterns designed by Amanda Kaffka
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BO: bind off.
CC: contrast color.
CN: cable needle.
CO: cast on.
DPN: double pointed needle.
K1fb: knit one front and back into the same st (1 st inc).
K2tog: knit two sts together (1 st dec).
K2tog-tbl: knit two sts together through the back loop (1 st dec).
LHN: left-hand needle.
LHS: left-hand side.
LT (left twist): knit the second st on LHN, do not remove. Knit the first st on LHN, remove both sts just worked.
MB: make bobble.
MC: main color.
M1L (make one left): with LHN, go front to back into bar between sts, k1 through the back loop (1 st inc).
M1R (make one right): with LHN, go back to front into bar between sts, k1 normal (1 st inc).
PASSO: pass the slipped stitch over sts just worked.
PM: place marker.
PU: pick up.
P2tog: purl two sts together at the same time (1 st dec).
Reverse St-st (reverse stockinette/stocking st): purled on RS, knitted on WS.
RHN: right-hand needle.
RHS: right-hand side.
RM: remove marker.
RS: right side.
RT (right twist):
SK2P: slip1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over. (2 st dec).
SM: slip marker.
SSK: Slip the next two stitches, one at a time as if to knit, to the right needle. Insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together (1 st dec).
SSK (lazy version): knit two sts together through the back loop (1 st dec).
SSP: purl two together through the back loop.
St-st (stockinette st.): knit on WS, purl on WS.
TBL: through the back loop.
WS: wrong side.
WYIF: with yarn in front.
WYIB: with yarn in back.
YO: yarn over.
( ): work instructions between parentheses as many times as instructed.
[ ]: work instructions between brackets as many times as instructed.
* : repeat instructions from asterisks.