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Some Abbreviations Used on Patterns

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beg
beginning
dec
decrease
g st
garter stitch - every row knit
inc
increase
K
knit
kw
knitwise
M1
Make one - Pick up bar between stitch just worked and next stitch on left-hand needle and knit into back of it
M1 pw
Make one pw - Pick up bar between stitch just worked and next stitch on left-hand needle and purl into back of it
M st
Moss stitch
P
purl
patt
pattern
psso
pass slipped stitch over
pw
purlwise
rep
repeat
rev st st
reversed stocking stitch - 1 row purl, 1 row knit
skpo
Slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over
Sl
slip
st(s)
stitche(s)
st st
stocking stitch - 1 row knit, 1 row purl. This gives a fabric which is smooth on one side and rough on the other.
tbl
through back of loop
tog
together
Yb
yarn back
Yf
yarn forward
yon
yarn over needle
yrn
yarn round needle
in
inches
cm
centimetres
mm
millimetres
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