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Namaskaram - salutations I dedicate my blog to the enormous art lovers across the globe I love knitting so much that I have started a blog for knitting.Knitting is a job that I will like to go on.Through knitting I breathe life into many people's life. It is knitting time. When I want to relax I do it with knitting. I am a knitting buff.I love to do knitting on various topics. There is no way that you can stop me doing knitting.I am born with a flare for knitting.My face brightens once I touch the knitting needs.The electronic media has helped knitting to travel across the world.Every stitch made will talk about how knitting has influenced people.I have done some and would like to share it with you. Some patterns have been taken from free knitting sites. Some designs have been created by me. Many a times I have modified the patterns to suite my requirements. Finally I can say that I breathe knitting, I talk knitting, I walk knitting - a total knitaholic

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

All the abbreviations that are used in knitting

All of us require the help of  abbreviations while we follow a knitting pattern. I have gathered as many of the abbreviations I could find. The list is exhaustive sharing some here.

“     Inch or inches

*     Repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed

**   Repeat instructions between asterisks as directed

{ }   Alternate measurements or instructions

( )   Repeat directions as noted or indicated

alt   Alternate

approx   Approximately

beg   Begin or beginning

bet   Between

Bk lp   Back loop

Blo   Back loop only

Bp   Back post

BO   Bind off

C   Cable

CA   Color A

CB   Color B

CC   Contrasting color

cdd   Centered double decrease

ch   Chain

cl   Cluster

cm   Centimeter or centimeters

cn   cable needle

CO   Cast on

cont   Continue

COR   Carriage on the right

CR   Cross Stitches to the right

cross 2 L   Cross 2 stitches to the left

cross 2 R   Cross 2 stitches to the right

dec   Decrease

decs  Decreases

DK   Double knitting weight yarn

dpn   Double pointed needles

ea   Each

EON   End of needle

EON   Every other needle

EOR   End of row

FC   Front cross

fl   Front Loops

fol   Front loop only

foll   Follow, follows, following

fwp  Forward working position

g/gr   Gram

g st   Garter stitch

grp  Group

hk   Hook

hp   Holding position

in   Inch

inc/s  Increase/s

incl   Including

k   Knit stitch

k tbl    Knit stitch through the back loop

K1 tbl    Knit stitch through the back loop

K1b    Knit stitch through the back loop

k-b    Knit stitch in the row below

k-wise    knit-wise

k1 f and b    Knit 1 stitch in the front, then in the back of the same stitch

kf b   Knit 1 stitch in the front, then in the back of the same stitch

k2tog   Knit 2 stitches together

k2tog tbl    Knit 2 stitches together through the back loops

kll    Knit left loop

kp   Keyplate

krl    Knit right loop

LC   Left cross

LH    Left hand

lp/s   Loop/s

LT     Left twist

M/s   Marker/s

m    Meter

M1    Make 1

M1A   Make 1 away

M1F   Make 1 front left

M1L   Make 1 front left

M1B   Make 1 back right

M1R    Make 1 back right

M1T    Make 1 towards

MB    Make bobble

mc    Main Color

mm    millimeters

no     Number

NWP     Non-working position

oz     Ounce or ounces

p     Purl stitch

p tble     Purl stitch through the back loop

P1b      Purl stitch through the back loop

P1 tble    Purl stitch through the back loop

p-b      Purl stitch in the row below

p-wise     Purl wise

pfb     Purl the front of the stitch, then purl the back of the same stitch

p1 f and b      Purl the front of the stitch, then purl the back of the same stitch

p2tog     Purl 2 together

p2tog tble     Purl 2 together through the back loops

pat/patt/pats/patts    Pattern

pm    Place marker

pnso    Pass next stitch over

pop    Popcorn stitch

prev    Previous

psso    Pass the slipped stitch over

pu     Pick up stitches

RC    Right Cross

rem    Remaining

rep/s   Repeat/s

Rev ST    st Reverse stockinette or stocking stitch

RH    Right hand

rib    Ribbing

rnd   Round

RS    Right side

RT     Right twist

sk    Skip

sk2p    Slip 1 Knit 2 tog or pass slipped stitch over

SKP     Slip, knit, pass

skpo    Slip, knit, pass

s       Slip a stitch

sl       Slip a stitch

sl st     Slip stitch or Slip stitches

sl1, k1, psso        Slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over

sl1k       Slip a stitch knit-wise

sl 1 k-wise      Slip a stitch knit-wise

sl1p        Slip a stitch purl-wise

1sl 1 p-wise     Slip a stitch purl-wise

sp      Space

ssk Slip,      slip, knit slipped stitches tog

ssp     Slip, slip, purl

sssk         Slip, slip, slip, knit 3 slipped stitches together

st     Stitch

sts     Stitches

St st     Stockinette or stocking stitch

tble T    hrough the back loop

tog    Together

won     Wool over needle

wp    Working position

wrn    Wool round needle

WS     Wrong side

wy    Waste yarn

wyib     With yarn in back

wyif      With yarn in front

yb     Yarn to the back

ybk   Yarn to the back

yd    Yard

yds   Yards

yfon   Yarn forward and over needle

yfrn   Yarn forward and round needle

yf     Yarn forward

yfwd   Yarn forward

yo   Yarn over needle

yo2   Yarn over twice

yon   Yarn over needle

yrn   Yarn over needle

Source: By: Maria Nerius, Resident Craft Expert


Mahalakshmi said...

Hi Mam, This is chellama in Indusladies....thanks for the abbrevations...actually i was searching for this to learn knitting...i seen so many video for knitting soon try my hands on it....

nityakalyani said...

Kudos Maha - please do kict start to learn .I am happy that it has been useful.


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