Knitting patterns usually have a list of abbreviations at the beginning, but sometimes they are omitted.
Here is a list of some of common knitting abbreviations that you may find in knitting patterns:
RS = right side,
WS = wrong side,
st/s = stitch/es,
CO = cast on,
BO = bind off (also known as "cast off")
inc = increase,
dec = decrease,
R = row
Rd = round
k = knit,
sl = slip
sl1 = slip one
k2tog = knit 2 together,
p2tog = purl 2 together,
psso = pass slipped stitch over,
ssk = slip, slip, knit,
YO = yarn over,
M1 = make one stitch,
M1L = make one left,
k1tbl = knit 1 stitch through back loop
p1tbl = purl one stitch through back loo
sl1yo = slip one, yarn over (this counts as 1 stitch),
brk = brioche knit (=knit the slipped stitch and the yarn over from previous row together as one stitch),
brp = brioche purl (= purl the stitch and yarn over from previous together as one stitch)
Stocking stitch in the flat: In RS rows, knit all stitches. In WS row, purl all stitches.
Stocking stitch in the round: Knit all stitches in every round.
Reverse stocking stitch = the purl side of stocking stitch, i.e in RS rows, purl all stitches, in WS rows knit all stitches.
Garter stitch in the flat: Knit all stitches in every row.
Garter stitch in the round: alternate one round of purl stitch and one round of knit stitch.
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