Knitting Pattern Abbreviations And Their Definitions
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With yarn in front
With yarn in back
Continue in the same stitch pattern without increasing or decreasing.
Turn your work around so that the other side is facing you
To the end of the row/round
Through the back loop
Slip, Slip, Knit
Slip, Knit, Pass
Slip 2, Knit, Pass
Round(s) – row(s) of round knitting
Reverse Stockinette Stitch
Go back to the * and repeat. As in “K5, *(P2, K5), rep from * to end.”
Pass Slipped Stitch Over
Purl Front and Back
Purl 2 Together
Make One Right
Make One Left
Knit Front and Back
Knit 2 Together Through the Back Loops
Knit 2 Together
Jeny's Surprisingly-Stretchy Bind-Off
Judy's Magic Cast-On
According to the same stitch-pattern you’ve been doing
Cut yarn. Always leave a six-inch tail for weaving in.
Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches as you bind off.
Backwards Loop Cast-On
To the end of the round
To the end of the row
K2, P2 Rib
K1, P1 Rib
Brioche slip, slip, knit: Slip 1 st knitwise, slip next st knitwise. One of these sts will have a wrap. Slip the stitch along with its wrap. Knit slipped sts together.
Refers to whatever is in the parentheses as a discrete group. As in “(K1, P2) 5 times.”
Beginning of Round
With right needle going into stitch from front to back
Brioche purl: Purl the stitch together with its wrap
With right needle going into stitch from back to front
Yarn forward, slip 1, yarnover: Move yarn to front, slip next st, bring yarn over needle to back, making a yarnover. The yarnover will pass over the slipped stitch and sit next to it like a cape.
Slip one with yarn in back
Brioche knit: Knit the stitch together with its wrap
The cape-like yarnover stitch that accompanies slipped stitches in Brioche
On DC rounds, when you come to a DC stitch with a wrap, br-p (see above). When you come to a LC stitch without a wrap, yfsl1yo (see below). On LC rounds, when you come to a LC stitch with a wrap, br-k (see above). When you come to a DC stitch without a wrap, yfsl1yo.
Pick up and knit
The half of the sock that goes around the front of the ankle
Pass Stitch Over
Wrap and turn
Centered Double Decrease