Abbreviations used in our patterns

May 15, 2008

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beg
beginning; begin; begins
p2sso
pass two slipped stitches over
bet
between
pwise
purlwise
BO
bind off
RC
right cross
CC
contrasting color
rem
remain(s); remaining
cm
centimeter(s)
rep
repeat; repeating
cn
cable needle
rev St st
reverse stockinette stitch
CO
cast on
rib
ribbing
cont
continue(s); continuing
rnd(s)
round(s)
dec(s)
decrease(s); decreasing
RS
right side
dpn
double-pointed needle(s)
rev sc
reverse single crochet
foll
following; follows
sc
single crochet
g
gram(s)
sk
skip
inc
increase(s); increasing
sl
slip
k
knit
sl st
slip stitch (sl 1 st pwise unless otherwise indicated)
klfx
knit into front and back of same st
ssk
slip 1 kwise, slip 1 kwise, k2 sl sts tog tbl (decrease)
k2tog
knit two stitches together
ssp
slip 1 kwise, slip 1 kwise, p2 sl sts tog tbl (decrease)
kwise
knitwise
st(s)
stitch(es)
LC
left cross
St st
stockinette stitch
m(s)
marker(s)
tbl
through back loop
MC
main color
tog
together
mm
millimeter(s)
WS
wrong side
M1
make one (increase)
wyb
with yarn in back
p
purl
wyf
with yarn in front
plfx
purl into front and back of same st
yo
yarn over
p2tog
purl two stitches together
*
repeat starting point (i.e., repeat from *)
patt(s)
pattern(s)
**
repeat all instructions between asterisks
pm
place marker
()
alternate measurements and/or instructions
psso
pass slipped stitch over
[]
instructions that are to be worked as a group a specified number of times



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