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Some common abbreviations used in hand knitting patterns

(in alphabetical order)

0 no rows
alt alternate
beg beginning
cm centimetres
cont continue
dec decrease
foll following
g-st garter stitch (every row knit)
in inch(es)
inc increase
K knit
K2tog knit two stitches together
mm millimetres
P purl
P2tog purl two stitches together
patt pattern
psso pass slipped stitch over
rem remaining
rep repeat
s1 slip one stitch knitways
ssk slip 2 stitches one at a time, knit 2 slipped stitches together (1 stitch decreased)
ssp slip 2 stitches one at a time, purl 2 slipped stitches together through back of the loops (1 stitch decreased)
st(s) stitch(es)
st-st stocking stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl)
tbl through back of loops
tog together
yb yarn back
yf yarn forward
yfwd yarn forward
yon yarn over needle
yrn yarn round needle

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