Knitting 101:Terms and Abbreviations

Good morning dear readers,knitters,aspiring knitters and to all positive thinkers out there.I am especially delighted to be writing this article today for I feel particularly happy this morning.I hope you are having a beautiful day and to all Kenyans,have a happy Madaraka day.
Today I would like to let you in on some of the knitting terms and abbreviations that are mostly used.This article will be beneficial for beginners,intermediate and advanced knitters as it will give you a general idea of interpreting the knitting patterns that you may come across and also help you when writing your patterns down.So let’s get started.

Terms and abbreviations
Stitch(es) st(s)
Cast on- abbreviated as CO
When knitting using double pointed needles the first thing to do after making a slip knot is to cast on a required number of stitches on one of your needles and then use your other needle to create other stitches so as to build your work.
Knit- k
Purl- p
Round(s)- rnds(s)
Right side – RS
Wrong side- WS
Place marker- Pm
As if to purl- purlwise
As if to knit- knitwise
Slip- SL
Slip Stitch- Sl St
Slip Slip Knit- ssk
Pass slipped stitch over psso
Together- tog
Through the back loop- tbl
Yarn Over- yo
Binding Off- BO
Main Colour- MC
Contrasting colour- CC
With yarn in the back- wyib
With yarn in the front- wyif
Knit into the row below k1b/k_b
Purl into the row below- p1b/p_b
Knit two together through the back loop- k2togtbl
Chain using crotchet hookch
Pass next stitch over- pnso
Double pointed needles- dpn
Yarn forward over needle- yfon
Yarn forward around needle- yfrn
End of row EOR
End of needle EON

Position abbreviations
Remaining rem
Beginning beg
Alternate alt
Continue cont
Following- foll

When making cables
Left twist- LT
Right twist- RT
Cross two stitches to the right- C2R
Cross stitch to the leftC2L
Cross two purl leftC2PL
Cross two purl rightC2PR
Back cross BC
Right cross RC

When Making Increases
Make one stitchM1
Make one away- M1A
Make one back M1B
Make one frontM1F
Make one left M1L
Make one right M1R
Make one towardsM1T
Make bobble MB
Make bobble number two MB#2

Thought conditioner: Life is a stitch,make it.

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