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Petite Purls Standard Abbreviations

 

Abbreviation

Definition

Approx

Approximately

Beg

Beginning

CC

Contrasting color

Cables

When naming cables, the format used is as follows:
C#$ where C represents Cable, # represents the TOTAL number of sts in the cable, and $ represents whether to hold the transitioning sts in front (F) or in back (B) of work. For example, C4B would mean to slip 2 sts onto cable needle and hold them in back of the work, k2 from left needle, k2 from cable needle. Likewise, C8F would mean to slip 4 sts onto cable needle and hold in front of work, k4 from left needle, k4 from cable needle.

Cont

Continue

Dec

Decrease

Dpn(s)

Double pointed needle(s)

Inc

Increase

K

Knit

K tbl

Knit through back loop

Kwise

Knitwise, or as if to knit

K2tog

Knit 2 together (right slanting decrease)

K3tog

Knit 3 together

Kfb

Knit into the front and into the back of the next stitch

MB

Make bobble

MC

Main Color

M1

Make 1

Mm

Millimeter(s)

P

Purl

P2tog

Purl 2 together

P3tog

Purl 3 together

Patt(s)

Pattern(s)

Pfb

Purl into the front and into the back of the next stitch

Pm

Place marker; on subsequent rows, pass marker

Psso

Pass slipped stitch over

Pwise

Purlwise, or as if to purl

Rem

Remaining

Rev St st

Reverse Stockinette Stitch

RS

Right side

Rnd(s)

Round(s)

Sc

Single Crochet

Ssk

Slip 2 sts separately knitwise, insert left needle into the front of the slipped sts and knit them together (left slanting decrease)

Ssp

Slip 2 sts separately knitwise, return sts to left needle, p2tog tbl. (right slanting decrease on knit side of work)

Sl st

Slip st (crochet)

St(s)

Stitch(es)

St st

Stockinette Stitch

Tbl

Through back loop

Tog

Together

W & T

Wrap and turn

WS

Wrong side

WYIB

With yarn in back

WYIF

With yarn in front

YO

Yarn over

*

Repeat instructions from '*' to ';' as many times as specified.

 

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