Standard Abbreviations

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Standard Abbreviations
begbeginning
betbetween
BObind off
CCcontrast color
chchain
cncable needle
COcast on
decdecrease
dpndouble pointed needle(s)
eorevery other row
estestablished
incincrease
k1bknit 1 in back loop of stitch
k2togknit 2 stitches together (a right-slanting decrease)
k or Kknit
LHleft hand
MCmain color
measmeasures
ndlneedle
p1bpurl 1 in back loop of stitch
p or Ppurl
pattpattern
pMplace marker
pssopass slipped stitch over knit (or purl) stitch
remremain, remaining
reprepeat
RHright hand
rndround
RSright side
skskip
slslip
sskslip, slip, knit (a left-slanting decrease worked by slipping 2 stitches individually as if to knit to right-hand needle, reinserting tip of left needle through the front loops and knitting two stitches together from this position)
spspace
St ststock(nette stitch
st(s)stitch(es)
tblthrough back loops
wyibwith yarn in back
wyifwith yarn in front
WSwrong side
yoyarn over
"inch(es)
*repeat instructions following asterisk (or between first and last asterisks) number of times stated
[]repeat instructions within brackets number of times stated
( )repeat instructions inside parentheses number of times stated
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