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Knitting Abbreviations and Terms Defined

Before You Start Knitting

Video Link Wind Yarn by Hand
Video Link Wind a Center-Pull Bobbin
Video Link Check Your Gauge
Video Link Find the End of Your Yarn

Cast-Ons

Video Link Backwards Loop Cast-On
Video Link Chinese Waitress Cast On
Video Link Emily Ocker’s Circular Cast-On
Video Link Garter Tab Cast On
Video Link Italian Tubular Cast-On
Video Link Judy’s Magic Cast-On
Video Link Knitted Cast-On
Video Link Long-Tail Cast-On
Video Link Provisional (Crochet) Cast-On
Video Link Two-at-a-Time Cast-On
Video Link Use Two Needles To Cast On
Video Link Never Run Out Of Tail – The Infinite-Tail Method
Video Link Fix a Dropped Cast-On Stitch
Video Link Why Your Cast-On Is Too Tight

Basic Stitches

Video Link The Knit Stitch – American/English
Video Link The Knit Stitch – Continental
Video Link The Purl Stitch – American/English
Video Link The Purl Stitch – Continental
Video Link Recognizing a Knit or Purl Stitch
Video Link TBL – “Through the Back Loop”
Video Link St st – Stockinette Stitch
Video Link Garter Stitch
Video Link 1×1 Rib
Video Link Sl 1 (Slip 1)
Video Link Work Even

Increases

Video Link YO – Yarnover (Knit and Purl)
Video Link KFB – Knit Front and Back
Video Link PFB – Purl Front and Back
Video Link M1L – Make 1 Left
Video Link M1R – Make 1 Right
Video Link Lifted Increases

Decreases

Video Link SSK – Slip, Slip, Knit
Video Link SKP – Slip, Knit, Pass
Video Link K2tog – Knit 2 Together
Video Link P2tog – Purl 2 Together
Video Link S2KP – Slip 2 Knit Pass

Common Pattern Instructions

Video Link Switching to a New Ball of Yarn
Video Link Wrap and Turn (W/T) – Short Rows
Video Link Pick Up and Knit Stitches – 2 Ways
Video Link Changing to a New Color of Yarn
Video Link Making Stripes Shortcut
Video Link Slipping Stitches
Video Link Work Even

Edge Treatments

Video Link Hemmed Edge
Video Link Picot Hem
Video Link Crochet a Plain Border
Video Link Crochet a Scalloped Border

Decorative Elements

Video Link How to Knit Bobbles
Video Link Add Fringe To a Scarf
Video Link How To Make a Pompom Using a Pompom Maker
Video Link How to Make an I-Cord
Video Link Twisted Cord Tie
Video Link Making a Buttonhole
Video Link Sewing on Buttons

Bind-Offs

Video Link BO – Bind Off
Video Link Bind Off In Pattern
Video Link Kitchener Stitch
Video Link Three-Needle Bind-Off
Video Link 1×1 Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off
Video Link 2×2 Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off
Video Link Russian Grafting
Video Link Basic Stretchy Bind-Off (Yarnover Bind-Off)
Video Link Hemmed Picot Bind-Off

Finishing

Video Link Weave in Ends
Video Link Weaving in Ends on Garter Stitch
Video Link Weaving In A Very Short Tail
Video Link Blocking – How to Block Your Work
Video Link Mattress Stitch

Troubleshooting

Video Link Beginner Knitting Mistakes
Video Link Fixing A Knit Stitch (Basic)
Video Link Fix Dropped Knit St 10 Rows Down
Video Link Fixing a Dropped Purl Stitch
Video Link Fixing a Dropped Garter Stitch
Video Link Getting Turned Around
Video Link Accidental Slipped Stitch
Video Link Undoing Your Knitting (aka Tinking)
Video Link Putting Your Stitches Back Correctly
Video Link How to Darn Socks and Fix Holes in Knitting

Knitting Tricks

Video Link Knitting Backwards
Video Link Counting Stitches Fast
Video Link Counting Rows Fast
Video Link Smart Stitch Management
Video Link How To Count Rows on Garter Stitch
Video Link Garter Stitch in the Round Without Purling
Video Link Short Rows: How to Hide Wraps on the Purl Side

Magic Loop

Video Link Basic Magic Loop
Video Link Purling on Magic Loop
Video Link Tinking on Magic Loop
Video Link Binding Off on Magic Loop
Video Link Traveling Loop Method
Video Link Switching Needles On Magic Loop
Video Link Preventing Annoying Twisty Loops of Cable

Two-at-a-Time

Video Link Two-at-a-Time Cast-On
Video Link Keeping Balls of Yarn From Tangling
Video Link Avoiding Gaps In Two-at-a-Time

Socks

Video Link Slipped-Stitch Heel
Video Link Eye of the Partridge Heel Stitch
Video Link Turning A Heel on Toe-Up Socks
Video Link How To Turn A Faux Heel-Flap Heel

Mittens

Video Link Two-at-a-Time Mitten Cast-On
Video Link How to Increase for Thumb
Video Link How to Increase Without Counting Rows – Recognizing the M1
Video Link How to Create the Perfect Mitten Thumb

Continental Knitting

Video Link Continental – Tensioning the Yarn
Video Link Continental – The Knit Stitch
Video Link Continental – Finger Aerobics II
Video Link Continental Knitting Tips – The “U”

Left-Handed Knitting

Video Link Fixing a Dropped Knit Stitch
Video Link K2tog – Knit 2 Together

Double-Knitting

Video Link How to Make a Nice Edge
Video Link How to Double-Knit Faster

Fair-Isle Knitting

Video Link How To Read a Fair-Isle Chart
Video Link How To Do Basic Fair-Isle Knitting
Video Link Tips for Doing Fair-Isle on Magic Loop
Video Link How to Weave in Ends on Fair-Isle

Brioche

Video Link How To Do Basic Brioche Stitch
Video Link Counting Stitches and Rows
Video Link Weaving in Ends on Brioche
Video Link Fixing Mistakes in Brioche

Cables

Video Link Reading a Cable Chart
Video Link How To Knit Cables: T3L and T3R
Video Link How To Knit Cables: C4R
Video Link How To Knit Cables: C4L
Video Link Reversible Cables
Video Link Mock Cables

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Knitting Abbreviations and Terms Defined

This list contains words and abbreviations you might come across in a knitting pattern.

( ) – Refers to whatever is in the parentheses as a discrete group. As in “(K1, P2) 5 times.”
1×1 Rib — K1, P1 Rib
2×2 Rib — K2, P2 Rib
Across – To the end of the row.
Around — To the end of the round.
Block — Soak garment in warm water and gentle soap. Squeeze out and lay flat to dry.
BO – Bind Off
Break Yarn – Cut yarn. Always leave a six-inch tail for weaving in.
CC – Contrasting Color
CO – Cast On
Garter st — Garter Stitch
In Pattern — According to the same pattern you’ve just been doing.
K – Knit
K2tog – Knit 2 Together
K2togtbl – Knit 2 Together Through the Back Loops
KFB – Knit Front and Back
Mattress St — Mattress Stitch
M1/M1L – Make One/Make One Left
M1R – Make One Right
MC – Main Color
P – Purl
P2tog – Purl 2 Together
PFB – Purl Front and Back
PSSO — Pass slipped stitch over
Rem – Remain/Remaining. As in “26 sts rem,” i.e. you should have 26 stitches on your needle.
Rep – Repeat.
Rep From * – Go back to the * and repeat. As in “K5, *(P2, K5), rep from * to end.”
Reverse St st — Reverse Stockinette Stitch
Rib — K1, P1 or K2, P2 across/around.
Rnd(s) – Round(s) – row(s) of round knitting
RS – Right Side: the side that faces outward when you’re done
S2KP – Slip 2, Knit, Pass
SKP – Slip, Knit, Pass
Sl 1 — Slip 1
SSK – Slip, Slip, Knit
St st — Stockinette Stitch
St/Sts – Stitch/Stitches
Tbl — Through the back loop
To end — To the end of the row/round.
Turn – Turn your work around so that the other side is facing you.
Weave In Ends — Invisibly weave in your tails on the WS of your work.
Work Even – Continue in the same stitch pattern without increasing or decreasing.
WS – Wrong Side: the inside of the garment
Wyib — With Yarn in Back
Wyif — With Yarn in Front
YO – Yarnover

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