Alt - Alternate; alternately
Beg - Begin; begins; beginning
CC - Contrasting colour
Ch - Chain
Cm - Centimetre/s
CO - Cast on
Cont - Continue; continuing
Dec - Decrease; decreasing Dk - Double Knitting
Foll - Follow; follows; following
G st - Garter stitch. If knitting back and forth, knit every row. If knitting circularly, one round knit, next round purl.
Inc - Increase; increasing Incl - Including
K - Knit
K1 - Knit one stitch
K2tog - Knit two stitches together
Kb - Knit through the back of the stitch
Kwise - Knitwise
M- Make one stitch
MC - Main colour.
When two or more colours are used, the main colour is the yarn that is dominant.
P - Purl
P1 - Purl one stitch
P2tog - Purl two stitches together
Patt - pattern
Psso - Pass slipped stitch over previous stitch
Pb - Purl through the back of the stitch
Pwise - Purlwise
Rem - Remaining Rep - Repeat
Sl 1 - Slip one stitch across from left needle to right needle without knitting it.
Sl 1 Purlwise - Slip next stitch off left needle onto right as if to purl the stitch.
Sts - Stitches
St st - Stocking stitch.
If knitting back and forth, one row knit, next row purl. If knitting circularly, knit each round.
SSK - Slip, slip knit. Makes a left slanting decrease.
Slip two stitches knitwise, on at a time from the left to the right needle, then knit them together through their backs.
Tog - Together
WS - Wrong side
Ybk - Yarn back
Y fwd - Yarn forward - bring yarn under the needle, then over to the knitting position again, creating a new stitch.
Yo - Yarn over.